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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.

Wiwini Hakaraia (Ngā Puhi) Wiwini has started a number of businesses in the education, hospitality, health and property investment industries. In addition, as a chartered accountant he has advised start-ups, family businesses and established businesses (some of which have been sold to new operators) on finance, tax and accounting matters.

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 works 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 a Director for Netball Northern, Eastern Sea Farms, and a Trustee of Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board.

Pania Newton (Ngapuhi, Waikato, Ngāti Mahuta, Ngāti Maniapoto) holds a degree in Law and Health Sciences and 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 inaugural Ka Eke Poutama governance programme and is committed to helping, supporting, motivating and inspiring others.

Lewin Husband (Ngati Maru, Tainui) 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.