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Our Trustees

The board consists of eight members, two elected from each of the four ancestral marae.  The four ancestral marae are Waikaretu (Pouto), Aotearoa (Otamatea), Waihaua (Arapaoa) and Rangimarie (Oruawharo).  

Beneficiaries appoint trustees by way of a vote.  

The current trustees are:

  • Malcolm Welsh (Waikaretu)
  • Henry Holyoake (Waikaretu)
  • Russell Kemp (Otamatea) - Chairperson
  • Reno Skipper (Otamatea)
  • Matiu Wati (Waihaua)
  • Antony Thompson (Waihaua)
  • Georgina Connelly (Oruawharo) - Deputy Chairperson
  • George (Hori) Ashby (Oruawharo)