The Ngātiwai Trust Board today announced the appointment of Kris MacDonald (Te Whanau a Rangiwhakaahu, Ngati Toki, Ngati Rehua, Te Aki Tai of Ngātiwai) as Chief Executive Officer.

Chairman, Haydn Edmonds says “The panel has interviewed some outstanding candidates during this process and we have selected who we believe is the best person to take Ngātiwai forward”.

“Kris is tūturu Ngātiwai and has been on this journey with us for a long time.  Kris has sat on the board for the past ten years during which time he has held the role of Deputy Chairman.  He brings vast knowledge and skills that will be beneficial in ensuring that our iwi thrives now and into the future.  Kris starts as CEO from the 1st of March 2017″.

Kris replaces Angeline Waetford, who has been the acting CEO for the twelve months.

“I would like to thank and acknowledge Angeline for stepping into the role of Acting Chief Executive over the past year.  Angeline has ensured that operations of the Trust Board has maintained a high level of continuity while we worked through the process of appointing a permanent CEO.  During the past year Angeline has lead the Trust Board through some challenging operational changes which resulted in many great results across our business units.  Thank you Angeline for your hard work and dedication over the last twelve months”.


Contacts:      Haydn Edmonds, Chairman Ngātiwai Trust Board
                        Phone:  09 430 0939

                        Barry Caldwell, Communications Advisor Ngātiwai Trust Board
                        Phone:  021 728 291

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