John O'Brien

GENERAL MANAGER

John was appointed inaugural General Manager for the Trust in 2008. He is a Chartered Accountant by qualification and whilst in Auckland worked for KPMG Chartered Accountants(6yrs) and NZ Guardian Trust as a Trust Manager(16yrs). He is passionate about his current role in growing the value of the Trust's assets for the benefit of all the Trust's shareholders and beneficiaries.  John holds a number of governance positions including as Director of Maori Investments Limited.   He is also a member of the NZ Institute of Directors.

Tribal Affiliations:

Ngati Awa/Te Pahipoto

Ngati Ranginui/Ngati Hangarau

Marewa Burgess

OFFICE MANAGER

Marewa commonly known to all as Pet has been with the Trust since 2008.  Born and raised in Te Teko Pet has strong ties to the Community, her Marae and Hapu.  She has many years experience working with Maori Trusts with a background in Financial Administration and operations.  Pet is passionate about Maori economic development and committed to serving the needs of the Trust and its Shareholders.

Tribal Affiliations:

Ngati Awa/Te Pahipoto