February 03, 2016
TOKM casts net for new CEO
Te Ohu Kaimoana is looking for a new chief executive as it moves into a new phase.
Peter Douglas joined Maori fisheries settlement trust just before the passing of the Maori Fisheries Act 2004, which gave legislative effect to an allocation model approved by iwi.
Chair Jamie Tuuta says he developed a process that brought iwi quickly through what was needed to become mandated iwi organisatons and receive their share of the settlement assets.
All but two iwi have now set up MIOs and received more than $600 million in assets.
Under his leadership, Te Ohu Kaimoana, working with iwi, also got the crown to agree provide up to $200 million of aquaculture assets to meet obligations under the Maori Aquaculture Settlements.
Peter Douglas will leave in March to take up a role with government.
Jamie Tuuta says he has built and maintained strong relationships with iwi, industry organisations, government agencies and ministers that should serve iwi and Te Ohu Kaimoana well in the future.
He leaves Te Ohu Kaimoana as an organisation that has a formidable reputation for protecting Maori fishing rights and one that takes principled and logical approaches in its defence of sustainable fishing to advance the interests of iwi.
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