30 Oct 2020

Expressions of Interest - Chief Executive Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou

Are you passionate about, and committed to, Ngati Porou and its collective development?  This is an exciting position, responsible for delivering on strategy and continuing to build a pathway of success.

Are you skilled at leading a strong and values-aligned organisational culture?  This is a pivotal position leading the advancement and ongoing success of Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou.


About Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou

Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou (TRONPnui) is the mandated iwi organisation, and post-settlement governance entity, for nga uri o nga hapu o Ngati Porou mai i Potikirua ki te Toka a Taiau.  TRONPnui is governed by a Parent board of 14 elected directors which, in turn, heads a group of commercial, charitable and service delivery entities that comprise Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou Group.

TRONPnui’s Vision and Purpose are:

  • Te Whakapumau i te Mana Motuhake o Ngati Porou mo nga Uri Whakatipu
  • Mahi ngatahi kia tu pakari ai a Ngati Porou

About the Role

The Chief Executive (CE) is the operational face and executive leader of Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou, as well as one of its key subsidiary boards, Toitu Ngati Porou.

You will advise the Board on, and lead the implementation of, Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou’s annual objectives in pursuit of its long-term priorities for Ngati Porou social and cultural inclusion and advancement; economic development and prosperity; and environmental sustainability and well-being.  As the senior executive leader within the TRONPnui Group, the CE develops, leads and oversees a range of portfolios, including:  direct (social and Whanau Ora) services to local whanau; cultural and environmental advisory and investment programmes; and corporate and financial management services, including board secretariat support.

The CE also works alongside, and ensures alignment of overall effort with, the executive leadership of other Ngati Porou entities within the TRONPnui Group, and affiliates, including:  Ngati Porou Holding Company Limited (and its business subsidiaries and affiliates); Ngati Porou Hauora (primary healthcare organisation); and Te Reo Irirangi o Ngati Porou.

In pursuit of enhanced outcomes for Ngati Porou, the Board also supports the CE to maintain awareness of business, economic and political trends through engagement with key stakeholder forums, including regional iwi forums, central and local government, industry, and the community sector.


About the successful applicant

The successful candidate will be passionate about, and committed to, Ngati Porou and its collective development and well-being.  Alongside these critical attributes, you will be a proven people leader and team builder, have a track record of delivering strong results for the organisation and a reputation as someone who is tika and pono in all your interactions. We welcome applications from the Maori, social services/health, education, central government, private or business sectors and candidates who have superior communication and advocacy skills and who are comfortable working within kaupapa and tikanga a Ngati Porou contexts.


For more information and to apply for the Role

We are seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from an exceptional, competent, people leader who will be a strong influence and advocate for Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou.  This position will attract a high level of applicant, with the remuneration positioned to attract applicants with the seniority, prior skills and experience and tenure.  

Please signal your interest as soon as possible by contacting Heather Walker directly on

Ph: (09) 632 1108 or for an e-information pack, please email heather@manarecruitment.co.nz

Applications close: Monday 23rd November 2020 at 5.00pm.