Maungaharuru-Tangitū Trust Kaimahi

Kaiwhakahaere Matua – General Manager – Lee Grace

Kaiwhakahaere Tari – Office Manager – Hafizah Marinus

Kaiawhina Tari – Administrative Assistant – Kelly Neera

Kaiwhakahaere – Taiao – Environmental Manager – Vacant

Kaiwhakawhanake ā Hapū – Hapu Development Manager – Vacant

Kaiārahi Reo – Renata Nepe

Kaiwhakahaere Whai Rawa – Commercial Manager – Mark Kilmister

Kaitiaki Rēhita – Whakapapa – Registration Officer – Nesi Taurima & Kelly Neera

Kaitiaki Opouahi – Opouahi Reserve Caretaker –

Kaitātari Kaupapa Here – Consent & Policy Analyst – Callum Beattie

Mātanga Hangarau – Senior IT Digital Advisor – Paul Hughes

Kaiwhakahaere Whakapā – Communications Manager – Abigail Hendra

Lee Grace

Kaiwhakahaere Matua – General Manager

Lee has more than 20 years experience as a chartered accountant, with qualifications in both accountancy and commercial law and experience in managing Māori businesses.  He is well placed to continue the great mahi of the past, and to continue to progress the aspirations of whānau and hapū. 

Lee has a passion for healthy lifestyles, whānau and community. He is a trustee of Te Rangihaeata Oranga Trust and until recently, Rugby League Hawke’s Bay. He helped set up well known community events, ‘Kai in the Bay’, ‘Battle for Life’ and IronMāori and has been a trustee for Te Aranga o Heretaunga marae since 2012.

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Photo caption: Lee Grace, Kaiwhakahaere Matua (General Manager).

Mark Kilmister

Kaiwhakahaere Whai Rawa – Commercial Manager

Mark has held numerous senior positions in the Finance Industry. Whilst working Mark gained tertiary qualifications in Finance and Marketing. These qualifications back up a hard work ethic, common sense and business experience. Mark has a unique ability to work within a team to solve difficult situations and has been contracted by business and banks since being self-employed. Since 2011, Mark has been a Company Director and currently sits on the Boards of three outstanding organisations (Hohepa, Scallywaggs and Scanpower).
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Callum Beattie

Kaitātari Kaupapa Here – Consent & Policy Analyst

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Callum grew up in the Manawatū before studying law at Victoria University of Wellington.  Callum obtained a Bachelor of Laws and a Graduate Diploma in Science (Environmental Studies) and is passionate about conservation and the environment. Callum moved to Hawke’s Bay after working as a lawyer in Auckland for three years and his role at MTT is as Kaitātari Kaupapa Here.  He is looking forward to getting to know the tangata whenua MTT represents and the taiao and takiwā for which they are kaitiaki.

“I am excited to be able to assist the MTT Hapū achieving their goals in a space dedicated to the connection between people and the environment.”

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Photo caption: Callum Beattie, Kaitātari Kaupapa Here (Consents & Policy Analyst), pictured here at Boundary Stream, high up in the Maungaharuru Range.