Māori Trustee and CEO, Te Tumu Paeroa
Jamie is the Māori Trustee and CEO of Te Tumu Paeroa. Te Tumu Paeroa protects and enhances Maori land and assets, administering 100,000 hectares of land throughout the country and managing a variety of investment interests.
Jamie has held a range of governance positions in the following sectors: iwi development, agribusiness, fishing, investment, health, Māori development, tourism and education. He is a director of Moana New Zealand and New Plymouth PIF Guardians Ltd. He is the Chair of Te Ohu Kaimoana Trustee Ltd, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Mutunga, Māori Television and the Taranaki Mounga Project Taranaki Mounga is an ambitious conservation project transforming the mountain, ranges and islands of Taranaki. Jamie is also a board member of Tourism New Zealand.
He is the former chair of Parininihi ki Waitōtara Incorporation a large land based farming business, and the Ngāti Mutunga ki Wharekauri Asset Holding Company. He is also a former director of Tuiora Ltd, Wools of New Zealand and Port Nicholson Fisheries Ltd a lobster export business. He was also a member of the Government appointed Investment Advisory Panel for the Primary Growth Partnership.
Jamie is passionate about investing in innovation and increasing the economic and environmental performance of our primary industries, particularly the Māori pastoral and fishing sectors. He has a particular interest in building and developing the capacity and capability of Māori.
Jamie is a recipient of the 2010 Sir Peter Blake Emerging Leadership Award. He was also awarded the Maori Young business Leader of the year award in 2016.