The Toi Tangata governance team play a vital role making sure that the organisation is maintaining public trust and goodwill by demonstrating efficient and responsible use of all its resources [i].

Containing a balance of experience and skills, the Toi Tangata board follow the philosophy of collective responsibility.  The board provides clear direction to management, and helps create and support a climate where people within the organisation and outside can see and support the direction[ii].

Meet the Board

Shane Ngātai (Ngāi Te Rangi)

Shane is our board chairperson, a social entrepreneur and Principal extraordinaire of Rhode Street School.  Shane has been at the forefront of transforming the school environment and wider community into a health promoting environment.  From an education background, Shane brings insight, networks, and experience from the education sector.


Lisa McNab (Ngāti Kahu)

Public health advocate and community development specialist, Lisa brings a wealth of wisdom and experience to the governance team having held positions in national, local, and regional health providers as well as being active promoting mokopuna wellbeing in the Far North community.  


Bradley Walker (Te Whānau-ā-Apanui)  

Director of his own media production company, Adrenalin Ltd, Brad leads projects for Māori Television and Television New Zealand.  He brings a fresh look across public relations, marketing, and communications for the organisation.  


Robyn Corrigan (Ngāti Kahu)

Robyn balances the connection to social service bringing a depth of experience on boards in the social services sector. Strong in governance procedure and leadership, Robyn adds value to the board table discussions as we navigate through political factors influencing the organisation.


Dene Ainsworth (Te Ati Awa)

Dene is the longest standing member of the governance team continuing another term with the board and with a finance and banking background. Dene chairs the Finance and Audit Committee ensuring organisational self-sufficiency.


Useful links

The charitable objects of the trust are guided by the vision Tama Tu, Tama Ora - the interpretation of which includes, but is not limited to, ‘through physical wellbeing we thrive’.

[ii] ‘Being accountable: Boards and management’, Te Puni Kokiri at:

[i] ‘Quality of Board Governance in Nonprofit Healthcare Organizations’, Alla Adam, The Internet Journal of Healthcare Administration, 2005 at: