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Ngā Tumu are responsible for the day-to-day leadership of the organisation.

Dr. Jim Mather

Te Taiurungi / Chief Executive
Ngāti Awa, Ngāi Tūhoe

Jim has held a number of chief executive roles at crown entities and brings a strong commitment to indigenous development and whānau transformation.

Nepia Winiata

Te Kōmaru / Deputy Chief Executive

Ngāti Raukawa

Nepia has held senior management roles at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and has more than 30 years of experience across the corporate, finance, processing and education sectors.

Tracey Hook

Tumutahua / Executive Director – Finance
Te Āti Haunui a Pāpārangi,  Ngā Wairiki

Tracey had a 14-year career with Tainui Group Holdings, the commercial arm of Waikato-Tainui, where her most recent role was the Acting Chief Financial Officer.

Hone Paul

Tumukahuroa / Executive Director Marketing
GradDipBus, BBus
Ngāti Manawa, Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngati Awa, Te Arawa

Hone has developed many successful campaigns for well-known media brands in New Zealand and Australia. He brings extensive experience in advertising, brand strategy and consumer engagement.

Brent Sincock

Tumuwhanake / Executive Director People

Brent brings more than 25 years of national and international expertise in human resource management and leadership across a range of sectors including health, banking, insurance and tertiary education.

Grant Strang

Tumuhangarau / Executive Director Information Technology


Grant has held Executive ICT and Management positions for organisations including Telecom NZ, Genesis Energy, the New Zealand Racing Board and Tauranga and Dunedin City Councils. He brings best practice ICT experience and has been ranked in the top 100 CIOs in New Zealand for the last two years.

Pakake Winiata

Tumuakoranga / Executive Director Programmes & Development

BMA (Hons), MMM, Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo

Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Whakaue

Pakake has taught te reo Māori and mātauranga Māori up to tertiary level for more than 30 years and has held management roles within the tertiary sector.

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