Jamie Tuuta

Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Tama, Te Ati Awa, Ngāti Maru, Taranaki Tuturu, Board Chair

Jamie is an experienced director and has held governance positions in the areas of iwi development, agribusiness, fishing, investment, health, housing, Māori development, tourism, philanthropy and education.

He is the Chair of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Mutunga, Tourism New Zealand, Ka Ururoa, Te Kahui Maru GP and the Taranaki Mounga Project and Venture Taranaki Trust. He is also a Director of Moana Ltd and Taranaki Whanui Limited.

Previously he held the role of Māori Trustee and CEO of Te tumu Paeroa. He was also the chair of Te Ohu Kaimoana (the Māori Fisheries Commission) and was a Director of Wools of New Zealand (responsible for marketing strong wool), Port Nicholson Fisheries Ltd a lobster export business, Taranaki Investment Management Ltd and the New Plymouth PIF Guardians Ltd a perpetual investment fund owned by the New Plymouth District Council. He was also a member of the Government appointed Investment Advisory Panel for the Primary Growth Partnership.

Jamie is a recipient of the 2018 Sir Peter Blake Emerging Leadership Award. He was also rewarded the Māori Young business Leader of the year award in 2016.