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Tui Ora Board of Directors

The Tui Ora board of directors has extensive business, clinical and governance experience. Pictured, front from left: Hayden Wano, Dr Will Edwards, Dr Pieter Pike, Wayne Mulligan (chairman), Shelley Kopu, Robin Brockie (deputy chairman), Liana Poutu, Te Urumairangi (Pam) Ritai, Debbie Packer. 

Wayne Tamerangi (Thomas) Mulligan - Chairman

Wayne is a business professional with over 25 years experience in managing people, building and investing in businesses, fostering relationships, lobbying and building teams to achieve objectives. He has worked in the health sector at senior management level, and was involved in policy development for the Mental Health Commission in the late 1990s.

Wayne has built four commercial businesses including two science commercialisation entities, a pharmaceutical IP company and an investment group Iwi Investor. It is the first Māori investment group with approval to offer a KiwiSaver scheme as well as funds management and risk insurances.

He is affilitated to Ngā Māhanga ā Tairi - Taranaki Tuturu; Te Atiawa and Ngāti Maniapoto.

Robin Brockie - Deputy Chairmain

Robin is a retired partner of chartered accountants Staples Rodway Taranaki Limited where he had been a partner for 31 years. During that time Robin provided a variety of services to business, as well as the wider Taranaki community.

Robin's community interests have spanned a variety of community based organisations including education, health and welfare, and visual and performing arts. He currently holds a number of governance roles inside and outside Taranaki and is a member of the Institute of Directors to complement his membership of the Chartered Accountants Institute of Australia and New Zealand.

Throughout his professional career, Robin has had the opportunity of working with a variety of Māori organisations ranging from whānau trusts through to iwi incorporations including those providing health services to the community. It was this experience that attracted Robin to the opportunity of joining the Tui Ora board. In 2016 Robin was awarded a Queen’s Service Medal for his services to the community.

Debbie Packer - Director

Debbie is a South Taranaki based company director and business consultant who is currently Kaiarataki of Te Runanga o Ngāti Ruanui Trust.

She has experience in the private and public sector. She is a former Deputy Mayor of the South Taranaki District Council, current member of the Māori Economic Development panel, Chair of Ngāti Ruanui Asset Holdings, Chair Tourism operation Stratford Mountain House and Director of the largest virtual health social enterprise, Homecare Medical.

Debbie affiliates to Ngāti Ruanui and Ngā Rauru iwi.

Liana Poutu - Director

Liana is a trustee of several organisations including Te Reo o Taranaki Trust and Tūhono Trust, and is currently the Pouwhakahaere/General Manager for the Taranaki Iwi Trust.

Liana was seconded to Taranaki Iwi from the law firm Kāhui Legal where she had worked as a senior solicitor since January 2008. Prior to joining Kāhui Legal, Liana worked for several years with law firm Russell McVeagh in its Māori legal, litigation and public law teams. Liana is affilitated with Taranaki and Te Atiawa.

Te Urumairangi (Pam) Ritai - Director

Te Urumairangi (Pam) Ritai comes to the board with many years experience, including 50 years as a registered nurse and for the past 20 years in clinical manager and leadership roles for Manaaki Oranga Ltd and Tui Ora.  She was involved in the early development of Tui Ora.

Recently retired, Te Urumairangi has continued to be an active participant on health and iwi governance boards and is committed and dedicated to Māori health kaupapa to improve the health and social wellbeing of Māori and high needs communities.

Shelley Kopu - Director

Shelley Kopu is the Employment Relations Manager and Legal Counsel at ASB Bank in Auckland.  In a career that has spanned more than 20 years she has held senior management positions in large private companies, law and accountancy firms. She is a trustee of the Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa Trust, a member of the Institute of Directors and in November 2016 became a Tui Ora director.

Shelley grew up in Hamilton and Wellington but has whakapapa links to Taranaki and Poneke. Her father is Te Atiawa and from Waitara, and her mother who is Pākehā is from Hāwera. Though she wasn’t raised in Taranaki, Shelley feels a strong affiliation to the region and loves to spend time here.

Dr Pieter Pike - Director

Dr Pieter Pike offers a strong record of clinical and health management experience, having worked in Australia and New Zealand.

Most recently, he was executive director of medical services at West Morton Hospital and Health Service in Queensland; prior to that, he held other positions in large Australian health providers.

Dr Pike returns to Taranaki where he worked between 1999-2005 in a number of executive clinical roles at Taranaki Health (now the Taranaki District Health Board), Hauora Taranaki PHO and as managing director of Medicross.

His skill mix and a knowledge base gives him the ability to deal with a variety of issues facing a challenging industry.  He was elected onto the Tui Ora Board in 2018.

Dr Will Edwards - Director

Director and researcher Dr Will Edwards has extensive governance experience in the iwi and education sectors, as well as skills in research, analytics and data that will benefit Tui Ora.

His rural upbringing is complemented by broad academic training in public health, Māori development, Māori language and horticulture.

Now living in South Taranaki, as the immediate past Chair of Te Korowai o Ngāruahine, Will brings strategic Māori community and well-grounded perspective to governance.

He affiliates to the Taranaki, Ngāruahine, Tāngahoe, Pakakohi and Ngāti Ruanui iwi of Taranaki. He is currently director of Taumata Associates. He was elected onto the Tui Ora Board in 2018.

Hayden Wano – Chief Executive Officer

Hayden has over 30 years experience in the health sector in the areas of mental health, community and medical services. In addition he has more than 20 years experience in senior health management including the position of Director of Clinical Services with Taranaki Healthcare Limited. He was chairman of the Taranaki District Health Board (TDHB) from 2000 to 2007.

Since 1998 Hayden has held the position of CEO with Tui Ora. He is a member of the National Health Board. He holds a number of other governance positions including chairman of the TSB Community Trust. He is a fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management. Hayden is of Te Atiawa, Taranaki and Ngāti Awa Iwi descent.