June 30, 2017
Ngati Whatua commercial boss quits
Change at the top of Ngati Whatua Orakei's business arm.
Rob Hutchison is leaving Whai Rawa today after five years as chief executive.
Mr Hutchison, a former Valuer General and CEO of North Shore City Council, says he wants to pursue governance opportunities and enjoy more time at his lifestyle property in Muriwai.
He has been appointed to the Whai Rawa board.
Whai Rawa chair Michael Stiassny says during the past five years the value of the iwi’s asset base, which is mainly Auckland properties, has grown from from $356 million to close to $1 billion today.
During that period there has been $22 million invested in housing and $23 million distributed to social programmes.
He says Mr Hutchison has been an outstanding CEO, successfully balancing the board requirements to grow and protect the iwi’s assets while also funding social programmes for the members of Ngati Whatua Orakei.
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