Who We Are

Key people in Te Hā 1769 Sestercentennial Trust

Our trustees are Richard Brooking(chair), James Blackburne(deputy chair), Deputy Mayor Rehette Stoltz, Dr Jennie Harré Hindmarsh, Dame Bronwen Holdsworth, Dianne Irwin, Joe Martin, Anne McGuire, Te Aturangi Nepia-Clamp, Dame Anne Salmond, Lisa Taylor.

Our pakeke are Colleen Hawkins, Temple and Olive Isaacs, Wirangi (Charlie) Pera, Paora and Romia Whaanga, Rutene Irwin, Ngahuia Gibson.

Our advisory trustee, appointed by the Te Hā Trust, is Sir Neil Cossons, UK World Heritage expert, formerly chair, English Heritage and Director, Science Museum of London.

Our patron: Dame Patsy Reddy, Governor General.

Our team: 

Glenis Philip-Barbara - General Manager
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Briony Ellis - Commemorations Programme Director

Tama Waipara - Festival Director

Mere Boynton - Programme Manager

James Tremlett - Oceans Hui Programme Manager

Kerry Donovan - Marketing and Communications Manager

Niki Ovenden - Administrator/Executive Assistant


The Te Hā Trust is funded by donations. Funders include: