Trustees - Pukeroa Oruawhata Trust
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Trustees/Directors

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Malcolm Short

First elected 1984

Ngāti Whakaue,  Ngāti Tuwharetoa

Malcolm is an original Trustee and has been Chairman of the Pukeroa Oruawhata Trust since 1984. Malcolm stepped down from the position of Chairman in February 2024 but remains a director and trustee across the group.

In 2006 Malcolm was awarded an Officer of N.Z. Order of Merit for services to Maori. He is Chairman, Trustee/executive member and/or Director of many non Pukeroa Trusts, companies and authorities and in particular the Te Arawa Federation of Maori Authorities, Ngāti Whakaue Education Endowment Trust and First Sovereign Trust Ltd.

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David Tapsell

First elected 2006

Ngāti Whakaue

David has 25 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer, Trustee and Director. He has been a Pukeroa Oruawhata Trustee for the last 14 years providing valuable experience in law, governance, investments and strategy. David was appointed Chairman of the Trust and companies in February 2024.

David’s Directorships include Lotto NZ (2016 – current), The Public Trust (2013 to November 2015) Chairman – Governance and Remuneration, Te Puia NZMACI (2015 – current), Ngāti Ruanui Group (2008 to 2010) Chairman – Ngāti Ruanui Group Management Ltd, Te Arawa Management Limited (3 years – 2006 to 2008) as Chairman. David also worked for Fletcher Challenge Canada (Vancouver and Victoria) in the in-house legal team and was seconded to the New Zealand Securities Commission.

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Monty Morrison

First elected 2014

Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Tuwharetoa

Monty has been serving Ngāti Whakaue and the Rotorua community for more than 25 years. Monty is currently Kaumatua for Ngāti Whakaue and Te Arawa and is employed at the Rotorua Lakes Council as Cultural Advisor to the Chief Executive and Mayor. Past President of the Rotorua Sunrise Rotary Club, former Teacher and Principal. Founder of ‘Creating Moments of Magic’ which was a finalist in the 2009 NZ Events Business of the Year.

Monty holds the position of Chairman on Te Pukenga Koeke o Te Arawa, and Chairs the Education Subcommittee for the Ngāti Whakaue Education Endowment Trust. Monty is a Trustee on Mangorewa-Kaharoa Trust and Kauae Cemetery Trust Board.

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Tina Ngatai

First elected 2015

Iwi Affiliations: Ngāti Whakaue, Tapuika, Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Rangiwewehi, Ngāti Porou

Tina was born and raised in Koutu, Rotorua and has 4 children and 10 mokopuna. She enjoys travel, gardening, technology and is an avid reader.

Pukeroa Oruawhata Trust and the Group is one of the leading trusts for Ngāti Whakaue and contributes significantly each year to the shareholders and to those who affiliate to the six koromatua. Ensuring that the Group continues to grow whilst remaining resilient and sustainable with best practice Governance and Management is the area that Tina is particularly focused on.

She holds an MBA (with distinction) through Waikato University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business – Maori Development from Auckland University. She has held several senior positions in Government and currently sits on a number of other Trust Boards in order to contribute to her Iwi and community, these include:

  • Chair of the Hauora, Manaaki Ora Trust (Hauora)
  • Trustee of Te Taumata o Ngāti Whakaue Iho Ake Trust (Education and Housing)
  • Maori Trusts: Onuku Maori Lands Trust and Pukaingataru B12 Trust
  • Other: Deputy Chairperson of Arawa Arataua (Maori Primary sector group. Member – Bay of Connections Leadership Group and ToiEDA for the Eastern Bay of Plenty.

She is very concerned about Maori inequalities in health, education and the justice system and is a vocal advocate for Maori and other vulnerable people in the community. She is also involved in the development of Maori freehold land through her current role with Te Puni Kokiri.

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Sindu Morrison

First elected 2022

Iwi Affiliations: Ngāti Whakaue

Sindu is the youngest of his 5 siblings from Jacko (Desmond) and Bib (Julie – nee Woods) and the proud husband of Carolyne Hall and father to Sean.

Sindu brings 30 years’ experience in the commercial and residential construction industry. He has held a senior management position for over 20 years with the United Industries Group of companies.

Sindu brings his expertise and in-depth experience to the Pukeroa organisation to ensure any developments are delivered successfully and that they provide sustainable wealth and benefits for the owners and Rotorua community.

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Jeanna Love

First elected 2023

Iwi Affiliations: Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāi Tūhoe & Ngāti Kahungunu

Bachelor of Management Studies (Accounting) & Postgraduate Diploma in Finance.

He uri au nā ōku tūpuna, nā Maaka McRae rāua ko Wima Gillies me Benjamin Morrison rāua ko Winnie Milroy. Ko Fred rāua ko Kahira McRae ōku mātua.

Jeanna has been with the Pukeroa Oruawhata organisation since 2017 – first through the trustee training programme, then appointed as a Director and/or observer on Pukeroa Lakefront Holdings Ltd, now elected as a Trustee in 2023.

Jeanna is the commercial manager for Poutama Trust, managing the trust’s finances and investments, as well as delivering advice to Māori businesses nationally. For 20 years, she and her husband Jim owned their own business, the NZ Sports Academy. She currently serves as a trustee for both the Manaaki ora Trust and the Wera Aotearoa Charitable Trust. Additionally, is a member of the BOP/Waikato Regional Advisory Committee for the NZ Community Trust.

Management Team

Meet the team that keep the wheels turning.

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Mark Gibb

Chief Executive

Mark joined the Pukeroa team October 2021. He is an experienced Chief Executive and leader with a demonstrated history of performance in working within the property, aviation and agricultural sectors.

In recent years Mark has held roles as Chief Executive Rotorua Airport, a Director of NZ Airports Association and General Manager Global Property for Fonterra.

Outside work, Mark is a keen fly fisherman and holds an interest in mountain biking and masters rowing.

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Kim Mowbray

Chief Financial Officer

Kim joined the Pukeroa team in July 2022. She has extensive experience working with Māori organisations ensuring accounting compliance along with the implementation of efficient systems and procedures. Prior to joining us Kim was a manager at Deloitte. She brings a strong financial background to support the finance team while focusing in on large capital projects such as the construction of Wai Ariki Hot Springs & Spa and the future strategic growth of the organisation.

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Alexander Wilson

Financial Account Manager

Te Arawa waka, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Karenga

Alex resides in Rotorua and is a father of three children, Matahiapo-Waimarie, Terry and Manawakurariki.

Alex is the lead client service partner for the Pukeroa Oruawhata Group leading a team to meet the needs of the Groups financial function. He is also a director on Maori Investments Limited, a Trustee for Rotorua Continuing Care Trust (Whare Aroha) and board member for Heart Kids New Zealand Incorporated.

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Helen Crawford

Personal Assistant to CE and the Board

Te Arawa waka, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Pikiao

Helen joined the team in 2017 and provides support in all areas of office administration as well as to the Chief Executive and the Board.

Helen is actively involved on a number of land trusts and community groups bringing her knowledge and understanding of the complexities of Maori Land and governance to the team.

Property Management and Administration Team

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Gary Herbert

Senior Property Manager

Gary has taken on the role of Senior Property Manager, bringing with him over 18 years of facility & property management of Pukeroa’s assets. Gary can be found on Level 1, Pukeroa Oruawhata House and contacted on 027 569 7267.

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Lee Allen

Property and Facilities Manager

Ngāti Whakaue, NgāPuhi

Lee joined the Pukeroa Oruawhata team in January 2023. He has over 15 years Property Management experience and has worked in the Public and Private sector both in NZ and overseas. Born and raised in Auckland to Tama Allen, son of koro Greg Allen. Lee spent many great times during his youth at the Allen whanau homestead in Ohinemutu. Lee resides in Rotorua with his partner and two children. We are pleased to welcome him home to Ngāti Whakaue. For Property Management & Facilities business Lee can be contacted on 027 2060 597.

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Lee Emery

Property & Account Administrator

We welcome Lee to the Property Management team of Pukeroa, after having worked for Deloitte as Pukeroa’s Property Administrator since 2015. Lee and her husband Kevin have two adult tamariki and three awesome mokopuna who whakapapa to Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Unu, Ngāti Maniapoto and Ngāti Pikiao. Lee can be found on level 1, Pukeroa Oruawhata House and contacted on 07 348 8990 or DD 07 282 2726.

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Elito Tuballa

Accounts Payable

Elito joined the team in October 2023 undertaking the busy Accounts Payable function. Elito is of Filipino descent and migrated to New Zealand in September 2018 together with his wife and daughter. Having worked in accounting positions for PF Olsen and Deloitte, Elito is a great asset to the team.

Previous Trustees, Accountants and Secretaries

Back row, left to right: Jackie Aratema, Malcolm Short, David Tapsell. Front row, left to right: Alec Wilson, Pihopa Kingi (dec’d), Stuart Harris (dec’d).

We remember previous Trustees and thank them for their contribution to our journey:

* denotes original Trustees

  • Albert Frederick Arthur Orme 1981 – 1982*
  • Grace Dorina Thearesa Dorset 1981 – 1983*
  • Anthony Te Uruhi Wihapi 1981 – 1983*
  • Basil Corbett 1981 – 1982*
  • Akuhata Kakuere (Bubba) Morrison 1981 – 1983*
  • Stuart Rotohiko Te Haupapa Harris 1981 – 2014*
  • Andrew Shane Gibbons 1983 – 1998
  • John David Rangitauira 1982-  2010
  • Maxine Rennie 1982 – 1983
  • Hamilton Manaia Pihopa Kingi 1983 – 2015
  • Ted Hayward 1983 – 1988
  • Robert (Bob) Clarke 1983 – 1986
  • Jackie Aratema 2011 – 2016
  • James Alexander Wilson 1981 – 2018

We remember previous Accountants and Secretaries:

  • Anthony Te Uruhi Wihapi (First Secretary) 1981 – 1982
  • T. B. Nikora 1981 (Accountant) 1982 – 1989 (Accountant & Secretary)
  • Keith Hinton (Secretary) 1989 – 1995
  • Ian Hulton 1970 – 2013
  • Murray Lloyd Patchell (Secretary & Accountant) 1995 – 2017