Te Waka Pupuri Putea Ltd Board of Directors is comprised of five directors. The role of the Board is to exercise due governance over the effective management and guardianship of the assets of Te Rarawa to ensure the asset base is retained and grown as well as utilising these assets to generate profits for the Iwi.
The five directors on the board which include two Te Runanga o Te Rarawa Trustees (John Walsh and Malcolm Peri) are;
- Paul White, Chairman, (Ngai Tupoto)
- John Walsh (Te Uri o Hina)
- Rihari Dargaville (Ngati Manawa)
- Lui Brame (Morehu)
- June McCabe (Ihutai)
- Abraham Witana (Associate)
- Runanga Chairman, Haami Piripi
- Runanga Executive Officer, Kevin Robinson
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Paul was appointed as a director and Chair of Te Waka Pupuri Putea Ltd in 2007.
He is from Ngai Tupoto hapu in Motukaraka and Tahawai in Rangi Point. He has had a 25-year background in Maori development and wide experience in the public service. He has served on a variety of trusts and incorporations and was a director on Tai Tokerau Forests Ltd. He is currently a management and development consultant and lives in Rawene in the Hokianga. Previously he was the Chief Executive of Ngai Tahu Development Corporation, a Regional Director for Te Puni Kokiri in Tai Tokerau, and Branch Manager for the Housing Corporation in Northland. Paul is a qualified architect and has a Masters in Business Studies. He has served as a board member on Housing NZ Ltd and the Canterbury District Health Board. Paul is currently an elected Negotiator for Te Rarawa's Treaty Claims Team, and a director on Top Energy Ltd.
_ June McCabe
June has executive experience across a broad range of industries at governance and management levels. With an extensive corporate career in the public, finance and banking sectors, she is currently providing consultancy services across a spectrum of services including governance, finance (including investing and fund raising) and management. She has also held a number of board positions since 1994.
She is a strong advocate for building New Zealand’s Leadership capability as evidenced by her role as Founding Chair of Excelerator – the Leadership Institute and for the economic advancement of Maori and women. In 2003 she launched a book which she co-authored entitled Women2Women aimed at motivating and inspiring women in careers and business. She is very active in promoting Maori advancement and is currently involved in the Maori Economic Taskforce.
_With governance experience of over 10 years, she has been on a number of public, private and not-for-profits organisations, including Housing New Zealand, Accident Compensation Corporation and Westpac’s Superannuation Scheme, The New Zealand Venture Investment Fund, Television New Zealand, E Centre Limited, Financial Services Institute of Australasia and The Peace Foundation. She currently sits on the Northland District Health Board, Avanti Finance, Galatos Finance, Te Wananga o Aotearoa, Open Wananga and other private sector boards.