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Dion Tuuta, Te Mātārae/Chief Executive

Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Tama, Taranaki Tuturu

Dion Tuuta is the Chief Executive of Te Ohu Kaimoana. He has extensive experience in working with Māori businesses and post-Treaty settlement governance entities and holds a Masters Degree in History from Massey University.

Dion has held a number of diverse roles during his career including Iwi manager, communications manager, historian, policy manager, Treaty claim negotiator, writer, and historian.

He is also a director of Wellington-based lobster export business Port Nicholson Fisheries Limited Partnership and Seafood NZ.


Dion Tuuta
Dion TuutaTe Mātārae/Chief Executive
Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Tama, Taranaki Tuturu
Dianne Brown
Dianne BrownKūrae Wai/Manager Te Wai Māori Trust
Ngāti Porou
Kim Drummond
Kim DrummondKūrae Moana/Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy Manager
Desiree Reynolds
Desiree ReynoldsKūrae Tohutohu/Financial
Ngāti Maahanga-Horua, Waikato Tainui
Horiana Irwin-Easthope
Horiana Irwin-EasthopeKūrae Ture/General Counsel
Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu and Rakaipaaka

Staff Structure and Roster