The Trust has recently increased its Directorship capacity from three to five. The Board felt it important to grow the diversity in the decision making of commercial investments improving a sustainable future for Waitaha. The Board welcomes our new Directors and looks forward to the value-add from their expertise, and experiences. The newly appointed Directors are all of Waitaha descent. They will join Tom Davies and Tapua Te Amo as Directors on Waitaha Group Holdings LTD Partnerhsip (WGHLP) and Waitaha Assets LTD Partnership (WALP)company Boards.
Brad Tatere: Te Arawa-Waitaha A Hei-Ngati Kahungunu-Rangitaane
Brad is a partner of Koau Capital, specialising in the development of strategic and tactical investment plans, policies, commercial projects, and direct investments for PSGE’s, and other Maori investment groups. Taking an active role in the management, and governance of Maori owned assets with a successful record on improving commercial opportunities and returns, as well as providing pathways to develop capability to ensure the legacy of “taonga assets” continue.
Tania Matua: Waitaha A Hei
Tania currently works for Deloittes Rotorua. She brings with her accounting, and Maori business advisory experience, as a client manager for many corporates and Trusts througout the motu. Tania has had exposure to PSGE governance Boards operating in Forestry, farming, kiwifruit, export, and early childhood education centers. She also provided Maori business advisory services to entities with interests in toursim, residential and hotel developments.
Joshua Grant: Waitaha A Hei
Joshua is a Board member of Te Kapu O Waitaha, with a dual representation on the Director Board of WGHLP and WALP companies. Joshua has a keen interest in growing the commercial assets and investments for Waitaha. He has also been a Director to his own business ventures, with a range of knowledge in the building industry including compliance, and consenting, including other successful residential investments.
New Operating Structure
The Board has recently established the Waitaha Assets LTD Partnership in addition to Waitaha Group Holding LTD partnership to its’structure. Each will serve different purposes. The WGHLP will be responsible for holding commercial assets, such as leased commercial properties, and Te Kopuroa Orchard.
The Waitaha Assets LTD partnership will be repsonsible for ensuring returns are realised from the current vacant residential lands.
Strategy development and a review of the statement of investment policy is being completed. This will drive commercial goals and objectives over the next 5 years.