At the end of this year Ngāti Tama will bid farewell to Pouwhakahaere, Jaqui Ngawaka as she and her whānau take on new adventures in Pōneke. After over 3 years at the helm of Ngāti Tama, Jaqui will be stepping down as General Manager on December 17th.

Chairman Butch Little said, “The impact of Jaqui’s leadership is evident in the development Ngāti Tama has seen in the past 3 years”.

“With Jaqui, the Group has been taken to a whole new level, on collaboration, engagement with whānau and stakeholders and setting plans to action our key strategies”.

“The Trustees and I are immensely grateful for Jaqui’s dedication to the growth of Ngāti Tama and the commitment to leading our operational team. We wish her and her whānau all the best on their journey” Butch said.

During her time with Ngāti Tama Jaqui has progressed the Group through several integral projects both within the iwi and across Te Tauihu.

Jaqui saw Ngāti Tama through the review, alignment and strengthening of the Trust’s entities and the engagement with Koau Capital Partners as commercial investment managers for Tama Asset Holding Company. Jaqui also facilitated the development of TAMA2050 – Ngāti Tama’s new strategic priorities plan, and she has grown an exceptional operational team based in Whakatū.

Jaqui also spent time as the Chair of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Tuia Te Matangi and is currently Co-chair of Te Kotahi o Te Tauihu Charitable Trust, an entity formed to achieve collective aspirations of the eight manawhenua iwi of Te Tauihu, in the wake of the 2020 covid lockdowns.

Jaqui said “It has been a privilege to work for Ngāti Tama and within Te Tauihu over the past 3 ½ years.  I am very proud of what we have achieved, and I am satisfied to know that I am leaving the organisation in great shape to progress through the opportunities and challenges ahead.”

Due to the uncertianty of Covid-19 and alert levels we will be limited in coming together. However, whānau who wish to share messages of farewell to Jaqui are encouraged to send this through to whanau@ngati-tama.iwi.nz.

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