Sir Mark Solomon, Deputy Chair

Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kuri

Ngāi Tahu has had a long involvement in commercial fishing and runs a successful commercial seafood company, Ngāi Tahu Seafood, which supplies seafood products to domestic and international markets. Since allocation of the Māori Commercial Fisheries Settlement, Ngāi Tahu has strengthened and grown its commercial seafood enterprises. Most seafood offered by Ngāi Tahu Seafood is caught against Ngāi Tahu quota by Ngāi Tahu fishers – families who have been fishing for generations.

Sir Mark was elected Kaiwhakahaere of Ngāi Tahu in 1998. Of Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Kuri descent, he currently holds directorships on Te Pātaka o Rauru, Te Pookai Aronui and Te Tapuae o Rehua. He is a Trustee for Pure Advantage and a Summit Member of the Hillary Institute.

He has served on numerous boards including the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa from 2001 – 2007, and was an original member of the Minister for Māori Affairs, the Hon Dr Pita Sharples’ Māori Economic Taskforce.

Board of Directors

Jamie Tuuta
Jamie TuutaChairman
Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Tama, Te Āti Awa, Taranaki Tuturu
Sir Mark Solomon
Sir Mark SolomonDeputy Chair
Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kuri
Hinerangi Raumati
Hinerangi RaumatiDirector
Ngāti Mutunga, Tainui
Ken Mair
Ken MairDirector
Whanganui, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Raukawa
Paki Rawiri
Paki RawiriDirector
Waikato, Ngāpuhi
Rangimarie Hunia
Rangimarie HuniaDirector
Ngāti Whātua
Selwyn Parata
Selwyn ParataDirector
Ngāti Porou
Pahia Turia
Pahia TuriaAlternate Director
Ngā Wairiki, Ngāti Apa, Whanganui, Ngā Rauru and Ngāti Tūwharetoa
Kim Skelton
Kim SkeltonAlternate Director
Te Atiawa, Taranaki, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga