October 12, 2014
High aspirations for Ngati Awa directors
Commercial success, strategic thinking and personal integrity are on top of Ngati Awa's checklist as it looks for new directors for its commercial arm.
Materoa Dodd, the interim chair of Te Runanga o Ngati Awa's appointments and renumeration committee, says with one of the five directors resigning and two coming up for rotation it was an opportunity to widen the net beyond the tribe.
The eastern Bay of Plenty iwi has more than $100 million in assets, a growth of 43 percent since its 2005 treaty settlement.
Ms Dodd says Ngati Awa Group Holdings has a diverse investment portfolio including farming, fisheries quota, forestry, equities and property.
Finding peope with proven expertise in those areas is imperative, even if it meant looking outside of the iwi.
"We are looking for people who have proven commercial success at board or senior management level, at least 10 years, so that we have the rigour of the commercial acumen as part of the tool kit and make up of the directors, we want strategic thinking people with strong business and financial acumen and an extensive understanding of and passion for economic development from a Maori iwi perspective, and of course a high standard of personal and professional integrity," Ms Dodd says.
Registrations of interest in the directorships close at the end of the month.
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