Our Trustees are ultimately responsible for how Mahi Tahi is governed, which includes responsibilities surrounding human resources issues, developing strategy and policy, budgeting and planning, ensuring that Mahi Tahi complies with all of it's legal obligations and monitoring and supervising the management of Mahi Tahi.
Mahi Tahi Akoranga Trust Board Chair
Stewart has pursued education in the Rotorua, Victoria and the Otago areas until 1971, where he worked successfully as a dentist in Rotorua until retirement in 2018. As a member of the Rotorua community, Stewart has upheld many roles at a governance level in areas including health, community development, education, marae administration, youth services, and rehabilitation services for prisoners, whanau and iwi. From 2001 to 2010 Stewart chaired the Lakes District Health Board and is currently Chair of QE Health Community Trust, Chair of Rotorua Charitable Energy Trust, Deputy Chair of Ngā Pumanawa e Waru Trust, and a Trustee of Manaaki Ora Trust.
Hon Dr Sir Pita Sharples
Mahi Tahi Akoranga Trust Board Member
Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Pāhauwera
Sir Pita received his early education with Te Aute College before pursuing further studies with the University of Auckland. Sir Pita was a co-leader of the Māori Party from 2004 to 2013, and a minister outside Cabinet in the National Party-led government from 2008 to 2014. He was the member of Parliament for the Tāmaki Makaurau electorate in Auckland from 2005 to 2014. Sir Pita was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to the Māori people in the 1990 Queen's Birthday Honours. In the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours, he was appointed a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services as a Member of Parliament and to Māori.