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Senior Leadership Team

Te Tumu Paeroa is led by Dr Charlotte Severne, the Māori Trustee and our Kapa Pou Arahi (Senior Leadership team).

The Kapa Pou Arahi is supported by our Pou Tikanga, Pou Arahi Kōpura and Kaihautū Hangarau Whakaaturanga.

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Dr Charlotte Severne

Kāitiaki Māori | Māori Trustee

Dr Charlotte Severne (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāi Tūhoe) is the Māori Trustee and leads Te Tumu Paeroa - the Office of the Māori Trustee.

Charlotte holds a PhD in Geology from the University of Auckland. In 2016, she was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, in recognition of her contribution as an advocate and mentor for Māori Development and Science. 

Charlotte also has a wealth of experience in working with Māori business as a science advisor and in governance roles in energy, fisheries and farming entities. Prior to being appointed the Māori Trustee in September 2018, her governance leadership roles were primary and energy sector based.

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Greg Shaw

Poutiriwā | Deputy Māori Trustee, Pou Ngārahu | General Counsel of Te Tumu Paeroa

Greg Shaw is the General Counsel of Te Tumu Paeroa and Chief Legal Advisor of the Māori Trustee.

He was appointed Deputy Māori Trustee in November 2018 and leads Te Tumu Paeroa in the Māori Trustee's absence. 

Greg has been a practising lawyer for three decades, and has advised three separate Māori Trustee over the last 18 years. 

Greg is the current chairperson of the Investment Committee of Te Tumu Paeroa. He is also responsible for managing a number of key stakeholder relationships, including the Crown. 

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Martin Eadie

Pou Arahi Rangatōpu | Corporate Services Director

Martin Eadie is the Pou Arahi Rangatōpu | Corporate Services Director for Te Tumu Paeroa.

Martin has been with Te Tumu Paeroa, Office of Māori Trustee since 2019. 

Prior to taking up this role, Martin worked mainly in the education sector, with around 10 years in consultancy in New Zealand and the Middle East, 10 years for tertiary providers, 10 years in government education agencies.

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Sonya Rimene

Pou Arahi Tuarā Taonga | Trust & Property Director

Sonya Rimene (Rangitāne, Kahungunu, Te Arawa, Kai Tahu) is the Pou Arahi Tuarā Taonga | Trust & Property Director.

Sonya holds a Masters in Social Work from Victoria University, and has a wealth of experience working across the government sector, predominantly advancing the interests of iwi/Māori. Sonya has governance roles with iwi and the primary sector.