Board of Trustees

Lisa McNab (Te Ratana, Ngāti Kahu), is the chairperson of the board and has a background in Maori Public health and community health work. Lisa has previously been a Tai Tokerau representative of the Public Health Association (PHA) and more recently worked as a Kaihapai for Whakawhetu in the Tai Tokerau rohe.

Robyn Corrigan (Ngāti Kahu) has built a career in the social services sector since 1988 which has incorporated practice in the statutory, health, education, NGO and Iwi/Maori sectors at front-line, management, leadership and Governance levels. She was the inaugural Chair of the Social Workers Registration Board (SWRB), is a past-President of the Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) and a Kahui member of the Tangata Whenua Social Workers Association (TWSWA). Recently retired, Robyn is also on the Boards of Presbyterian Support Northern, Ngati Kahu Social & Health Services and Barnardos NZ.

Bradley Walker (Te Whānau ā Apanui, Te Whakatōhea), was born and bred in Auckland but connects to his homelands of Waiaua and Te Kaha in the eastern Bay of Plenty. He work across Adrenalin Group (a TV production company), Native Council (an indigenous ethnic communications agency), Māori Pacific Jobs (a Māori Pacific Job Board), and Mana Recruitment (Māori Pacific recruitment agency) and is also on the Board of Directors for Affinity Services (a mental health provider).

Pania Newton (Ngapuhi, Waikato, Ngāti Mahuta, Ngāti Maniapoto) is new to the board and not only holds a degree in Law and Health Sciences but is currently working towards finishing her Bachelor’s Degree in Māori studies and Social Sciences at The University of Auckland. She is a graduate of the inaugral Ka Eke Poutama governance programme and is committed to helping, supporting, motivating and inspiring others.

Lewin Husband (Ngati Maru, Tainui) is a fresh face on the Toi Tangata Board of Trustees. He holds a Bachelor of Māori Development, Diploma of Sport & Recreation, and Bachelor of Education. Now a registered teacher, he has taught in a bilingual setting for three years though has more recently practiced in a mainstream environment. Lewin went through the Ka Eke Poutama – Rangatahi into Governance programme with Te Whare Hukahuka and joins the board with a strong commitment to education, te reo Māori, media, ICT, physical education, and music.