Gail Thompson 

Kaitohu | Director

Ngāi Tahu, Kāti Mamoe, Waitaha

Gail has been the Awarua Rūnanga (Ngāi Tahu) Manager since 2005, working on behalf of the Trust to provide leadership and as a point of connection for hapū and whānau entities. Gail has a wealth of knowledge and experience in fisheries management and in particular the customary fisheries space and the restoration of mahinga kai.

Gail is currently the representative for Te Rūnaka o Awarua (to Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu), a director for Te Ao Mārama Incorporated, Bluff Oyster Management Company, Te Wai Parera, Bluff Community Charitable Trust, Te Waiau Mahika Kai Trust and a member of the Bonamia Governance Group.

Gail commenced in her tenure as a Director with Te Ohu Kaimoana in November 2023.