February 12, 2013
Dewes and Norris on Treasury board
Treasury has appointed two Māori to its board as non-executive directors.
They are banker Sir Ralph Norris, who has Ngapuhi whakapapa, and Whaimutu Dewes from Ngāti Porou and Ngāti Rangitihi.
Sir Ralph, a former Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, is on the boards of Fonterra and Origin Energy.
Mr Dewes chairs pan-Māori company Aotearoa Fisheries and is a director on Ngāti Porou Holding Company, Ngāti Porou Forest and Ngāti Porou Seafoods, as well as Contact Energy and Housing New Zealand.
The Treasury board has been set up replicate the discipline, strategic capability and performance accountability provided by a private sector or other statutory board.
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