Our Trustees

TPT Trustees

TPT and TPTCT are governed by 15 trustees representing the eleven Affiliates. Representation includes one rep from nine of the affiliates with the two biggest Affiliates, Tūhourangi and Ngāti Pikiao each having three representatives on the board.  Meetings for both TPT and TPTCT are held on the same day. Congratulations to the new board of trustees for 2016 that were either re-appointed or newly elected to represent their Affiliate for the next 3 years.

DSC_1907Back Left to Right: Alan Skipwith (Tūhourangi Ngāti Wahiao), Clark Pirka (Ngāti Te Roro O Te Rangi), Watu Mihinui (Tūhourangi Ngāti Wahiao), Piki Thomas (Ngāti Pikiao), Geoff Rice (Ngāti Tura Ngāti Te Ngakau), Shane Gibbons (Tūhourangi Ngāti Wahiao)

Front Left to Right: Nireaha Pirika (Ngāti Uenukukopako), Arama Pirika (Ngāti Tuteniu), Merehira Savage (Ngāti Rongomai), Eru George (Ngāti Kearoa Ngāti Tuara), Laurance Tamati (Ngāti Pikiao) & Karen Vercoe (Ngāti Pikiao).

 

The role of our trustees is to:

  • act in good faith and in a manner that Trustee believes on reasonable grounds is in the best interests of the Beneficiaries.
  • Advance the purposes of TPT

Trustees are also responsible for the approval of the TPT annual plan, budget and annual report.



Karen Vercoe is Managing Director of KTV Consulting Ltd, a boutique consulting firm that specialises in organisational development. .
View full profile.

Eru was the Inaugural Chairman of Te Pumautanga O Te Arawa (TPT), the Parent body of Te Arawa Group Holdings Ltd (TAGH).
View full profile.

Alan was elected to the TPT Board in June 2013. Educated at Whakarewarewa Primary School...
View full profile.


Clark brings a business and IT background to the board table. He has been with the Rotorua Lakes Council for approx...
View full profile.

Geoff has extensive governance and commercial experience. Geoff’s business ownership and management portfolio, past...
View full profile.

Ngāti Tarawhai representative to be advised
View full profile.


Merehira is a committed member working unconditionally behind the scenes of her whanau, hapu, marae and iwi...
View full profile.

Nireaha is a trustee for Ngati Uenukukopako Iwi trust and has worked as a hapu representative looking after hapu affairs ....
View full profile.

A 25 year career officer in the New Zealand Fire Service with experience in both operational & non operational roles in that time.
View full profile.


Roger Pikia is also Chair of the Te Arawa River Iwi Trust. Roger has a background in the primary sector...
View full profile.

Wallace is a Superintendent and General manager for Maori, Pacific and Ethnic Affairs ...
View full profile.

This is my second term representing Tuhourangi Ngati Wahiao on Te Pumautanga O Te Arawa Trust...
View full profile.