Board Members

Te Pou Matakana has a board with impeccable credentials who will ensure every dollar spent aims to enable whānau to build self-management capability, and therefore a better future. Every Te Pou Matakana director is independent, leaving them free to make decisions fully in the interests of whānau.


Merepeka Raukawa-Tait

Te Arawa | Chair, Te Pou Matakana Board

Merepeka Raukawa-Tait is a leading advocate for the rights of women & children and also a strong public voice in the campaign to understand and prevent family violence.

Based in in Rotorua, Merepeka is currently an elected member of both the Rotorua Lakes Council and the Lakes District Health Board.

She has a long and distinguished history of public service, having served as CEO of the West Auckland Hospice and rose to National prominence as the outspoken former CEO of Women’s Refuge.

Merepeka holds an MBA in International Management. She has a wealth of experience in the fields of business, management & politics, and is constantly in demand as a commentator and guest panellist, particularly around issues to do with Māori, health & welfare and social justice.

A sought after motivational speaker, mentor and consultant, Merepeka is the author of a long running and highly regarded newspaper column as well as serving as a board member and advisor to several not-for-profit organisations. She is passionate about encouraging and advancing the aspirations of Māori.


Robin Hapi CNZM

Ngāti Kahungunu | Board Executive

Robin is an experienced Maori business leader and is a sought after director and board member.

He is a Director of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, and currently sits on a number of boards, including Callaghan Innovation, NZTE, Te Mātāwai, and is the Chair of Te Wānanga O Raukawa. Robin is the former Chief Executive of Aotearoa Fisheries and the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission, Robin Hapi was Chairman of Sealord Group from 2007-2011.

He is a long-time advocate for Māori education and holds an MBA with Distinction from Massey University, where he was awarded a Massey Medal as one of its distinguished alumni.


Suzanne Snively

ONZM | Board Executive

The Chairperson of Transparency International (TINZ), Suzanne is able to put in practice her experience as an economic strategist and leading voice in financial transparency.

She was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit for her commitment to women and business.

Previously as a Director of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers for nearly 15 years, she is a Ministerial appointed Director on the Health Research Council, now sits as an independent director of the New Zealand Army Leadership Board, and is a tireless patron of the arts.

Suzanne is also an external advisor on several internal audit/risk management committees including the Department of Conservation, Health Research Council, Ministry for the Environment, Ministry of Transport, SUPERU, TINZ and Te Pou Matakana.


Pahia Turia

Ngā Wairiki, Ngāti Apa, Ngā Rauru, Whanganui, Tuwharetoa | Board Executive

Māori health consultant, teacher and iwi negotiator, Pahia has been a passionate advocate for the principles of Whānau Ora having spent two decades in iwi and Māori health.

Pahia’s very successful Māori development consultancy has spearheaded projects for organisations ranging from Alcohol Advisory Council of NZ to IHC and has become a leader in the Whānau Ora, Māori health and social service sectors.

An Iwi leader and vital contributor to Maori health, he sits on several boards, including the NZ Asthma Foundation. Pahia was appointed to the board on the recommendation of the Iwi Leader’s Forum.


Tatiana Greening

Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Kauwhata, Tainui, Tūwharetoa | Board Executive

Tatiana comes with vast governance experience representing her iwi in the local council, the district health board, Māori development and economic development.

With a background in teaching she has worked 15 years consulting in project management, evaluation and research, policy and organisational development and currently leads the planning funding and performance portfolio for Manukau Urban Māori Authority.

As a mother of seven tamariki, Tatiana was able to recognise the whānau ora kaupapa as a way for whānau to work towards their own goals, in their own way, for their own priorities.


Tureia Moxon

Ngāti Pāhauwera, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tahu | Board Executive

He is a graduate of Waikato University with a major in Screen and Media Studies and a minor in Aotearoa Studies.

As a  protégé of Te Kōhao Health Ltd a large Health, Education, Social and Whānau Ora service provider in Hamilton, he leads the monitoring and performance team for the organisation and the Hauraki, Waikato, Maniapoto and Raukawa Whānau Ora Collective.

Tureia is a strong advocate for Whānau Ora and believes that positive change can be achieved by empowering our people to fulfil their aspirations