Meet our trustees

Meet our trustees

Paul Silich, Chair

It took some persuading before Paul accepted an invitation to be Chair of Te Rūnanga. A highlight of his tenure has seen Te Rūnanga grow in confidence and lead the major transaction that landed on Ngāti Tama’s support for Te Ara o Te Ata: Mt Messenger Bypass. His strong track record in leading sport’s teams paved the way for Paul to take Te Rūnanga forward. He’s motivated to ensure Te Rūnanga does its best by Ngāti Tama.

Conrad O’Carroll

Conrad leads the charge for protecting Ngāti Tama’s ngahere, the whenua and environment – Te Taiao and champion’s this cause on Te Rūnanga. His enthusiasm to help the Rūnanga to do the best for whanau and iwi, led him to take up the role as a trustee. Making sure members are aware of opportunities as they arise and making the most of them, are important for him.

Frances White

Frances’ background is in education and management. She stood for the Board because she can see the opportunities our iwi has to exercise its role as kaitiaki. “Our rohe is - in our humble opinion - the most beautiful in the country. We have the ngāhere, moana and awa, and our native manu are slowly returning. We’re so lucky this is our turangawaewae. But our mokopuna will experience a world that’ll be unfamiliar to my generation. They’ll have to cope with rising sea levels, weather extremes, and basic things like access to clean water, food security and safe housing. Our job is to prepare them for these challenges.”

Amos White

Joining Te Rūnanga was a step into the unknown for Amos. He’s hardworking and has learned a lot in this role. His drive is to ensure the resources we have as an iwi and as a whanau, are being developed and used for the advancement of beneficiaries and whanau. Amos is keen to see Ngāti Tama uri gainfully employed and prospering.
We are actively involved in projects and activities that impact our rohe.
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