Chair

Sonya Rimene

Rangitāne, Kahungunu, Te Arawa, Kai Tahu

I was born and raised in Wairarapa and have more than 25 years of central government experience including in Māori development portfolios. My roles have been to influence decision-makers to advance and support the aspirations of Iwi / Māori.

As an experienced director of 20 years, I am a Trustee on Rangitāne Tū Mai Rā Trust and Wairarapa Moana Incorporation boards. I have extensive networks across Aotearoa and communities in the health, education, welfare, and justice sectors.

I bring strong management experience, strategic thinking, and social consciousness to the Board table

“To influence decision-makers to advance and support our Iwi aspirations”