Tim Gibson - ChairDownload V Card
Tim was the inaugural Chief Executive of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE), a fully integrated economic development agency. Tim has first-hand experience of leading trade and economic development agencies, including driving the development and implementation of ground-breaking export promotion strategies and services which enabled NZTE to be internationally recognised as the “Best of the Best” by the World Trade Promotion Forum in 2008. Tim also spent many years in senior roles in the New Zealand Dairy Industry in New Zealand, Asia and Europe.
Guy Royal - Managing DirectorDownload V Card
Ngāti Raukawa, Parehauraki, Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi
Guy has over 17 years of experience as a commercial corporate lawyer and has advised a large number of public and private sector organisations in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Vietnam and the United Kingdom. Guy specialises in joint venture arrangements and mergers and acquisitions, particularly with indigenous groups. He also has experience advising government and public sector bodies on economic and regulatory issues.
Mike Taitoko - Executive DirectorDownload V Card
Mike specialises in strategy and governance and has worked extensively with managers and boards that govern collectively-held assets on behalf of Iwi shareholders. Mike also works with a wide range of government departments on strategies, programmes and structures relating to Māori economic development. He has previously carried out the acting Chief Executive role for the New Zealand Māori Tourism Council and prior to this establishing Tuia Consulting (precursor to Tuia Group);
Toko Kapea - Executive DirectorDownload V Card
Ngāti Apa, Ki Rangitikei, Taranaki whanui (Taranaki, Wellington, Te Tau Ihu), Te Atihaunui-a-Papārangi, Ngāpuhi
Toko has over 16 years of experience as a commercial lawyer and many years as a company director. Toko has also held numerous executive and governance roles that have involved commercial transactions in New Zealand and Australia.