Ko Maungakiekie te maunga
Ko Waitematā te moana
Ko Ngā Oho, ko Te Taoū, ko Te Uringutu ngā hapū
Ko Ngāti Whātua te iwi
Tāmaki Makaurau e ngunguru nei!
Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei is one of the hapū from the wider Ngāti Whātua iwi, which extends from Maunganui in the north to Tāmaki in the south. Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei have 6,500+ hapū members throughout Aotearoa New Zealand and worldwide. Located in and around the Tāmaki isthmus, in the largest city in Aotearoa, they hold firm to their history, culture, identity and language.
The Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei rohe is unique in its positioning, situated on the central Auckland Isthmus between the Manukau, Waitematā and Kaipara Harbours, and bordered by the Waitakere and Hunua ranges that serve as Auckland’s watersheds. Within the rohe of Ngāti Whātua is the landing place of their ancestral waka in the Kaipara, the largest harbour in the Southern Hemisphere.
Today the collective affairs of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei are looked after by the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust and subsidiaries Whai Māia Limited (responsible for social, environmental and cultural development) and Whai Rawa Limited (responsible for growing the $1.6b+ commercial assets and investment portfolio). The Trust’s purpose is to receive, administer, manage, protect, and govern iwi assets to ensure the cultural, commercial, and social development of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei for the benefit of its members.
The Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust is guided by the vision – “Kia rere arorangi te kāhu pōkere ki ngā taumata tiketike” (to soar and fly to the highest heights) and their mahi is underpinned by their mātāpono, the values that help ground us to tikanga Māori.
Whai Rawa is responsible for managing and growing the assets of the hapū and is governed by a Board of both Independent Directors and Whānau/ Trust Directors.
The Chairperson’s responsibilities will include:
• Leadership of the Board;
• Ensuring the efficient organisation and conduct of the Board;
• Setting the agenda for each meeting in consultation with the CE. Any Director may request an item to be added to the agenda;
• Chairing Board and Shareholder meetings;
• Ensuring all Directors are briefed on material matters arising at or between Board meetings;
• Promoting an environment of trust, respect, and openness to ensure consultative and constructive relationships between the Board and management;
• Committing the time necessary to effectively discharge the role as chairperson;
• Approving press releases concerning matters decided by the Board; and
• Having authority to act and speak for the Board between its meetings, including engaging with the CE. The chairperson shall report to the Board on decisions and actions taken between meetings of the Board.
• Maintain and engender a positive working relationship with the parent Board, its Chair and the shareholder’s appointee to the Whai Rawa Board.
For more information or to apply, please contact Maia Stewart or Catherine Chapman at Hobson Leavy Executive Search: