Waaka Vercoe

 

Waaka Vercoe

Trustee

Waaka Vercoe resigned as Chairman of the Trust in 2017 but still remains a Trustee and is actively involved in iwi economic development with a long standing track record on a range of Ngati Awa commercial entities. Waaka has extensive knowledge of Te Ao Māori and is a well-known Kaumatua within Ngati Awa and beyond.


Charlie Elliott

Charlie Elliott

Chairman

Charlie Elliott was elected Chairman by the board in 2017.  Charlie also serves on Māori Investments Limited and Putauaki Trust and has a background in the primary sector, particularly dairy farming and agriculture. 


Joe Mason

Joe Mason

Trustee

Joe Mason has been a trustee for many years and is widely renowned as a Ngāti Awa orator and leader.  Joe is also the Chairman of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa and brings strong leadership and direction to the Trust.


Jane Waldon

Jane Waldon

Deputy Chairperson

Jane Waldon was appointed as a Deputy Chairperson in 2017 and has been serving as a Trustee since 2014. Jane is currently employed as the Projects and Relationships Manager with the Trust and actively participates in a range of governance roles in and around the Te Teko community.  Jane is experienced in Resource Management Act and Maori Land Court processes.


Gina O'Brien

Gina O'Brien

Trustee

Gina O’Brien was appointed as a Trustee in July 2014 having served previously as an Associate Trustee.  Gina has a background in Māori economic and social development and is the current Representative for Ngā Maihi on Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa and a director of Ngāti Awa Group Holdings Limited.


Pru Elliot

Pru Elliott

Trust Manager

Pru Elliott is the Trust Manager for Omataroa Rangitaiki No 2 and also serves on a number of Te Teko land trusts and community groups. She has extensive experience of working with Māori Trusts and Incorporations with a background in financial management and operations. Pru is passionate about Māori economic development and is committed to serving the needs of the Trust and its owners.