March 23, 2021
Fund expert joins Tainui Group board
Waikato-Tainui has appointed fund management expert Rebecca Thomas as an independent director of Tainui Group Holdings, the iwi’s commercial investment.
She will replace Sir Henry van der Heyden, who is due to retire by rotation in April after serving on the board for nine years.
Sir Henry says the appointment aligns with an anticipated increased focus on funds management for the Waikato-Tainui iwi, as the business continues to diversify alongside its active management of commercial assets such as property, farms, forestry, hotels and retail.
Ms Thomas brings 35 years experience in the fund's management sector both in New Zealand and offshore, including 15 years as Founder and CEO of Mint Asset Management.
TGH currently manages around $950 million of assets including financial assets such as shares.
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