Te Ahurei, Chief Executive
Toa brings extensive public and Māori development sector Chief Executive and senior leadership experience in transformational change in national and regional funding and social service delivery to NorthTec. Toa joins NorthTec to extend the vision of 'Noho Tata Haere Tawhiti' - Stay Close, Go Far and take up the challenge of Ma te Ako, Ma te mahi ka hua, ka ora - Through learning and work our people and communities can prosper and thrive.
Toa has been Chief Executive of Te Rūnanga o Whaingaroa for the last 5 years in Te Tai Tokerau. Prior to that he was Chief Executive of Ngā Ngaru Rautahi and the National Urban Māori Authority and was the National Manager of Funding and Contracting in the Ministry of Social Development.
Toa holds a Master of Business Administration, and Post Graduate Diplomas in Business Management, Arts and Māori Development.
Toa has held several concurrent roles with former CE roles including the Iwi Lead for Te Kahu O Taonui, a partnership between the eleven Iwi in Te Tai Tokerau, Co-Chair of the Economic Recovery Leadership Group, the Interim Regional Skills Leadership Group and Te Pai Roa Tika- Te Tai Tokerau Iwi led, impact investment hub.