The Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust is the sole Shareholder of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Rawa Limited. The Shareholder makes all appointments to the Whai Rawa Board. 

When appointing a director the Trust will consider the particular skills and expertise required to support the Company’s activities, and also the relevant mix of skills of the Board. 

The Board is lead by experienced company director and insolvency expert Michael Stiassny. 

  Michael Stiassny Board Chair     
  
   
  
    
  
   Normal 
   0 
   
   
   
   
   false 
   false 
   false 
   
   EN-NZ 
   X-NONE 
   X-NONE 
   
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
   
   
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
  
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  
   
 
 /* Style Definitions */
 table.MsoNormalTable
	{mso-style-name:"Table Normal";
	mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;
	mso-tstyle-colband-size:0;
	mso-style-noshow:yes;
	mso-style-priority:99;
	mso-style-parent:"";
	mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;
	mso-para-margin-top:0cm;
	mso-para-margin-right:0cm;
	mso-para-margin-bottom:8.0pt;
	mso-para-margin-left:0cm;
	line-height:107%;
	mso-pagination:widow-orphan;
	font-size:11.0pt;
	font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;
	mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;
	mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;
	mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;
	mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;
	mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";
	mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;
	mso-fareast-language:EN-US;}
 
  Michael Stiassny is one of New Zealand’s most respected directors and his passion for Ngati Whatua Orakei goes well beyond his position as Chair. Michael says his motivation is simple – to bring about positive and lasting change for the hapu.  Chairman since 2013, Michael’s influence on Whai Rawa has led to both growth for the company and the professional development of his fellow directors. A key focus for Michael has been the need to prepare Whai Rawa for succession.  A fellow and past president of The Institute of Directors in New Zealand (Inc.) (FInstD), Michael has a 40 year strong background in financial consultancy, is a leading corporate governance practitioner and now specialises in strategic advisory and issues resolution.  A Chartered Accountant and lawyer, Michael is a director of a number of public and private companies and is the current Chairman of Vector Limited and Tower Ltd.

Michael Stiassny
Board Chair

Michael Stiassny is one of New Zealand’s most respected directors and his passion for Ngati Whatua Orakei goes well beyond his position as Chair. Michael says his motivation is simple – to bring about positive and lasting change for the hapu.

Chairman since 2013, Michael’s influence on Whai Rawa has led to both growth for the company and the professional development of his fellow directors. A key focus for Michael has been the need to prepare Whai Rawa for succession.

A fellow and past president of The Institute of Directors in New Zealand (Inc.) (FInstD), Michael has a 40 year strong background in financial consultancy, is a leading corporate governance practitioner and now specialises in strategic advisory and issues resolution.

A Chartered Accountant and lawyer, Michael is a director of a number of public and private companies and is the current Chairman of Vector Limited and Tower Ltd.

  Sir Rob Fenwick Independent Director   Sir Rob Fenwick is an experienced businessman and company director with interests closely aligned to promoting sustainable development.  He is a long-standing member of the Institute of Directors, a founder of the New Zealand Sustainable Business Council and has held a number of key governance roles.  In 2016, Rob became a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the environment, and was also one of 3 finalists for New Zealander of the Year. This followed on from his recognition in 2015 as the recipient of the Sir Peter Blake Medal for his outstanding leadership contribution to New Zealand.  Rob has a strong connection with the Hauraki Gulf, being a former Chairman of Motutapu Island Restoration Trust and an advocate for Te Matuku Bay Marine Reserve, where he operates a successful oyster farm. 

Sir Rob Fenwick
Independent Director

Sir Rob Fenwick is an experienced businessman and company director with interests closely aligned to promoting sustainable development.

He is a long-standing member of the Institute of Directors, a founder of the New Zealand Sustainable Business Council and has held a number of key governance roles.

In 2016, Rob became a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the environment, and was also one of 3 finalists for New Zealander of the Year. This followed on from his recognition in 2015 as the recipient of the Sir Peter Blake Medal for his outstanding leadership contribution to New Zealand.

Rob has a strong connection with the Hauraki Gulf, being a former Chairman of Motutapu Island Restoration Trust and an advocate for Te Matuku Bay Marine Reserve, where he operates a successful oyster farm. 

  Precious Clark Whanau Director   Precious has a legal policy background, and has firmly established herself in the Auckland business and philanthropic communities. She is a Director of the Centre for Social Impact,  a Trustee of Foundation North and the Chair of Auckland Museum Taumata- a-Iwi.  In 2015 Precious completed the Global Women’s Breakthrough Leadership programme.  Precious is passionate about making a positive contribution towards the development of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei. 

Precious Clark
Whanau Director

Precious has a legal policy background, and has firmly established herself in the Auckland business and philanthropic communities. She is a Director of the Centre for Social Impact,  a Trustee of Foundation North and the Chair of Auckland Museum Taumata- a-Iwi.

In 2015 Precious completed the Global Women’s Breakthrough Leadership programme.

Precious is passionate about making a positive contribution towards the development of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei. 

  Ngarimu Blair Trust Representative Director   Named the Inaugural Emerging Māori Business Leader by the Auckland University’s Business School, Ngarimu Blair is the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust representative for Whai Rawa. He was described by the University as having a “strong vision, humility, and inclusive management and governance skills”.  A geographer, with over 15 years’ experience in advancing a range of iwi issues in Auckland City, he is regularly called upon by the media and political influencers.  Ngarimu is also on the Board of the 11th National Science Challenge and North Harbour Rugby Union. 

Ngarimu Blair
Trust Representative Director

Named the Inaugural Emerging Māori Business Leader by the Auckland University’s Business School, Ngarimu Blair is the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust representative for Whai Rawa. He was described by the University as having a “strong vision, humility, and inclusive management and governance skills”.

A geographer, with over 15 years’ experience in advancing a range of iwi issues in Auckland City, he is regularly called upon by the media and political influencers.

Ngarimu is also on the Board of the 11th National Science Challenge and North Harbour Rugby Union. 

   
  
   
  
    
  
   Normal 
   0 
   
   
   
   
   false 
   false 
   false 
   
   EN-US 
   JA 
   X-NONE 
   
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
   
   
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
  
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  
   
 
 /* Style Definitions */
table.MsoNormalTable
	{mso-style-name:"Table Normal";
	mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;
	mso-tstyle-colband-size:0;
	mso-style-noshow:yes;
	mso-style-priority:99;
	mso-style-parent:"";
	mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;
	mso-para-margin:0cm;
	mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt;
	mso-pagination:widow-orphan;
	font-size:12.0pt;
	font-family:"Cambria","serif";
	mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria;
	mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;
	mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria;
	mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;
	mso-ansi-language:EN-US;}
 
     Rob Hutchison Independent Director   Rob Hutchison is a former Chief Executive Officer of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Rawa Limited, having led the organisation for five years.  Rob has been instrumental in growing the hapū asset base from $356 million in 2012 to more than $1 billion today. He has also held positions with Darrochs, Jones Lang La Salle and Colliers International, and now runs his own consultancy business Waitea Property Advisory.  Rob is of Scottish ancestry and has had. a very impressive career in property.  He served as Valuer General and Chief Executive of the North Shore City Council and was a Judge for the Property Council NZ awards for many years.

Rob Hutchison
Independent Director

Rob Hutchison is a former Chief Executive Officer of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Rawa Limited, having led the organisation for five years.

Rob has been instrumental in growing the hapū asset base from $356 million in 2012 to more than $1 billion today. He has also held positions with Darrochs, Jones Lang La Salle and Colliers International, and now runs his own consultancy business Waitea Property Advisory.

Rob is of Scottish ancestry and has had. a very impressive career in property.  He served as Valuer General and Chief Executive of the North Shore City Council and was a Judge for the Property Council NZ awards for many years.

   
  
   
  
    
  
   Normal 
   0 
   
   
   
   
   false 
   false 
   false 
   
   EN-US 
   JA 
   X-NONE 
   
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
   
   
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
  
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  
   
 
 /* Style Definitions */
table.MsoNormalTable
	{mso-style-name:"Table Normal";
	mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;
	mso-tstyle-colband-size:0;
	mso-style-noshow:yes;
	mso-style-priority:99;
	mso-style-parent:"";
	mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;
	mso-para-margin:0cm;
	mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt;
	mso-pagination:widow-orphan;
	font-size:12.0pt;
	font-family:"Cambria","serif";
	mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria;
	mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;
	mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria;
	mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;
	mso-ansi-language:EN-US;}
 
     Julia Steenson Whānau Director    Julia Steenson (Ngāti Whātua, Ngāti Māhuta) was appointed to Whai Rawa in June 2017 and is a passionate business woman with a background in law, finance and project management.  As General Counsel for Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, she recently presented on Intellectual Property at the World Indigenous People Conference in Toronto.  Julia also lead the development of an online risk programme that won two awards at the 2017 LEARNX Impact Awards in Australia. Prior to this, Julia worked in Corporate and Commercial banking in London and Auckland.   Julia is also the Chair for Kia Puawai Ltd, part of the Annah Stretton Foundation.

Julia Steenson
Whānau Director

Julia Steenson (Ngāti Whātua, Ngāti Māhuta) was appointed to Whai Rawa in June 2017 and is a passionate business woman with a background in law, finance and project management.  As General Counsel for Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, she recently presented on Intellectual Property at the World Indigenous People Conference in Toronto.  Julia also lead the development of an online risk programme that won two awards at the 2017 LEARNX Impact Awards in Australia. Prior to this, Julia worked in Corporate and Commercial banking in London and Auckland.   Julia is also the Chair for Kia Puawai Ltd, part of the Annah Stretton Foundation.


Future Directors

Kia whakapakari ngā rangatira o āpōpō - Developing future leaders

One of the most rewarding aspects of Whai Rawa’s role is the Future Director programme.  Our Future Director programme has gone from strength to strength, allowing the future of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei to put themselves forward for the opportunity to sit alongside the Whai Rawa Board for a term of two years. Dane Grey finished his term as Whai Rawa’s inaugural future director in June 2O17, after which we made two further appointments – Stacey Perillo and Te Arepa Morehu.

Future Directors_2.jpg

Stacey Perillo

Stacey had little prior exposure to governance but after ten years in corporate roles she was familiar with formal commercial environments. With a degree in business and marketing, Stacey has forged a career in digital media and is currently Senior Commercial Product Manager at Fairfax Media.

For Stacey, whose father grew up on Kitemoana Street, the chance to gain valuable boardroom exposure at a young age is an honour.

Te Arepa Morehu

As a senior business analyst for Spark, Te Arepa, who is 32, already had some previous exposure to governance but “on the other side of the fence” in his dealings with Spark’s executive team.

With his technical background and degree in software development, Te Arepa is already searching for where he can offer his input and contribute to the future growth of the hapū.