Alan is currently the Chief Executive of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua. Mr Riwaka has extensive experience in fisheries management, including rock lobster, pāua, eels, developmental fisheries such as geoduck and surf clams, and customary non-commercial fisheries.
Alan has previously worked at Te Ohu Kaimoana as a Senior Policy Analyst. Alan grew up in the Picton area and has strong whakapapa affiliations to Te Atiawa, Ngati Rarua, Taranaki, and Whitikaupeka. Mr Riwaka’s term began on 23 November 2019.