Kirsty Tamanui - Ngati Porou, Ngaariki Kaiputahi
Kirsty joined the team in July 2017 as the interim Business Operations Manager to assist and support our staff with better business practice, management and operations oversight.
Immediately prior to joining Taranaki Whānui, Kirsty was the Business Manager, Policy Partnerships for Te Puni Kokiri and brings with her 10 years of business management experience.
Willy Makea, BCom (Hon)
Willy joined the team in December 2016 and manages all financial activities of the Trust, and related commercial entities.
Born and bred in Hawke's Bay, Willy has iwi affiliations to Ngati Kahungunu. Willy is a recent graduate of Victoria University of Wellington (2014) where he majored in economics and finance. In his young career, Willy has also worked at the Treasury where he was a graduate analyst in the Education team.