Our Directors

Te Wai Māori is a Charitable Trust (Te Wai Māori Trust) and is governed by a corporate trustee – Te Wai Māori Trustee Limited.

Te Wai Māori has a board of three directors and two alternate directors who are each appointed for a four-year term, with a maximum of two terms. The directors are responsible for approving the strategic outlook of the organisation and ensure the goals and objectives are implemented. Te Wai Māori directors follow a Charter of Corporate Governance, Best Practice, and a Code of Ethics.

Lisa te Heuheu
Lisa te HeuheuChair
Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Maniapoto
Miria Pomare
Miria PomareDirector
Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ngāti Mutunga, Rongomaiwahine, Rongowhakaata
Pahia Turia
Pahia TuriaDirector
Ngā Wairiki, Ngāti Apa, Whanganui, Ngā Rauru and Ngāti Tuwharetoa
Donna Flavell
Donna FlavellAlternate Director
Waikato, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Ruapani
Ian Ruru
Ian RuruAlternate Director
Te Aitanga ā Māhaki, Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tai,
Te Whakatōhea

Our Staff

Te Wai Māori is made up of a team of dedicated management and policy staff who work tirelessly to carry out our mandate under the Deed of Settlement. Please see below for information on each.

Graeme Hastilow
Graeme HastilowPuna Wai / Manager
Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ngāti Raukawa ki Te Tonga, Ngāti Tūwharetoa
Carly O'Connor
Carly O'ConnorWai Tere / Senior Policy Analyst
Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Tūwharetoa
Taniera Manaia
Taniera ManaiaWai ki Tai / Graduate Policy Analyst
Ngāti Kahu, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Awa
Bede Dwyer
Bede DwyerKūrae Kōrero / Communications Manager
Fran Olds
Fran OldsTai Kōrero / Communications Advisor

He reo tō te wai
He reo tō te tangata
Kotahi tonu te whakapapa, whakakotahitia!

Our water has its language | As too do our people have theirs | Both born of one whakapapa, United!.