Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Tama, Taranaki

Dion is the CEO of Te Ohu Kaimoana who work to advance the Māori interests in the marine environment and providing policy and fisheries management advice to iwi and the wider Māori community. He holds a number of Governance roles that include  TSB Bank Ltd, Seafood New Zealand Ltd and Port Nicholson Fisheries General Partner. He began his career as a historian for the Waitangi Tribunal, led the Treaty Settlement negotiations for Ngāti Mutunga, and was CEO for Parininihi ki Waitoara from 2008 to 2016.