Waikato, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Ruapani
Donna is the Chief Executive of Waikato-Tainui and Chair of the Iwi Advisors Group for Freshwater. Her impressive background has seen her work on many iwi initiatives in the freshwater space. She managed Waikato’s negotiation of the Waikato River Settlement and, following the settlement, was the General Manager of the Waikato Raupatu River Trust. During her time with Ngāi Tahu she developed the iwi’s freshwater strategy.