Governance Bio
Hera Smith
Appoint Professional

Hera Smith

Location
Manawatu
Experience
10 Years
Remuneration
Paid or Unpaid Roles
Iwi
Te Ati Haunui-a-Pāpārangi    |   Ngāti Manawa

Interested In:

Organisations

Private company
Trust
Community Group
Iwi Organisation

Roles

Director
Advisor / Advisory Board
Trustee
Board Member
“I have a background in environmental management, treaty settlement implementation, research and development and iwi development. I seek opportunities to build on my strengths; relator, futuristic, maximiser, self-assurance and strategic, where i continue to ensure all outcomes are realistic, practical and meaningful to Maori and communities.”
Experience
Memberships

Special Interest Groups

Governance Roles

Director

Te Wai Maori Trust

January 2013 - Present (4 years)

To advance Māori interests in freshwater fisheries through: Undertaking or funding research, development and education; Promoting the protection and enhancement of freshwater fisheries habitat; Promoting the establishment of freshwater fisheries; and Using resources to bring direct and indirect benefits to Māori in respect of their freshwater fisheries interests

Board member

Department of Conservation

January 2007 - May 2013 (6 years)

Conservation board member for Rotorua region

Executive Roles

Interim Settlement Manager

Nga Tangata Tiaki o Whanganui

September 2014 - June 2016 (1 years)

To establish the office,support trustees, development strategies, commence inaugural elections, work with Whanganui Entities and develop settlement implementation plans as part of Te Awa Tupua.

Executive Officer

Te Arawa Lakes Trust

January 2006 - June 2014 (8 years)

Settlement implementation of Te Arawa Lakes Settlement Act Second in charge to CEO

Education

Te Waananga o Awanuiarangi

Master Indigenous Studies, Maori

2014 - 2018

Te Wananga o Raukawa

Poupou, Karanga

2013 - 2013

Institute of Directors

Certificate, Directorship

2007 - 2007

LincolnUniversity

BPRTM, Recreation and Environment

1995 - 1998