Dean Ngaiwi Moana has been appointed the CEO of Te Rūnanganui o Ngāti Porou and will take into his new role 30-years of experience in building projects internationally and growing well-known NZ companies primarily in the seafood sector, as both an executive and governor.
According to a statement issued by Te Rūnanganui o Ngāti Porou, Mr Moana has previously held roles with international construction companies, Ernst & Young accounting and Te Ohu Kaimoana.
Married with two children he has links to Ngai Tane, Whanau-a-Takimoana, Whanau-a-Hinepare and was raised in Rangitukia by his grandmother Tawai Moana.and sees his upbringing in the Reo and Tikanga of the tribe as conferring an obligation to uphold and protect its reputation nationally.
Previous roles held by Mr Moana include the CEO of Prepared Foods Ltd, Managing Director of Prepack Ltd and an Executive at Aotearoa Fisheries Ltd.
He replaces outgoing Chief Executive Teepa Wawatai who has held the position since October 2013.