January 15, 2020
Toki steps down as Ngapuhi CEO
The chief executive of Te Rūnanga o Ngāpuhi has resigned.
A rūnanga spokesperson confirmed Lorraine Toki had tendered her resignation.
It comes as an independent review begins of the rūnanga structure and finances.
The review was agreed to by the board after pressure from new chair Mere Mangu, who stepped up after the resignation last year of Sonny Tau, and former MP Dover Samuels, who made a review a condition for dropping a legal challenge to the board.
Ms Toki was appointed in 2018, after previously working for the Crown Forestry Rental Trust and Tūhoronuku Independent Mandated Authority and advising to a number of national iwi organisations.
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