Laws Lawson, Tai Kaupapa/Principal Analyst

Laws Lawson is the Principal Analyst at Te Ohu Kaimoana. Laws has had previous involvement with Ministry of Works and Development as a developer and funder of public water resource projects. He was a senior manager with Ministry for the Environment and involved with the development and implementation of local government reform, the Resource Management Act, the Fisheries Act and the Biosecurity Act as well as developing New Zealand’s first State of the Environment Report and the New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy.

He first joined Te Ohu Kaimoana in 2004 and has carried many titles within the organisation. Laws is actively involved in multiple work streams including aquaculture settlements and management of inshore stocks. Laws also engages with the newer staff at Te Ohu Kaimoana, providing knowledge and guidance.

In addition to his role at Te Ohu Kaimoana, Laws is the Chairman of Fisheries Inshore New Zealand and serves on the board of Aquaculture New Zealand.


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Lisa te HeuheuTe Mātārae/Chief Executive
Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Maniapoto
Graeme Hastilow
Graeme HastilowKūrae Wai/ Manager Te Wai Māori Trust
Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ngāti Raukawa ki Te Tonga, Ngāti Tūwharetoa
Kim Drummond
Kim DrummondKūrae Moana/Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy Manager
Desiree Reynolds
Desiree ReynoldsKūrae Tohutohu/Operations Manager
Ngāti Maahanga-Horua, Waikato Tainui
Tai Ahu
Tai AhuKūrae Ture/General Counsel
Waikato, Ngāti Kahu, Te Paatu