Ngā Ruahine, Tangahoe, Ngāti Ruanui

Te Raurengarenga/Committee of Management

Jay was born and raised in Hawera. Throughout the years he has travelled and spent a significant amount of time living in Australia, Holland and England before returning to New Zealand. His employment history includes highly held positions such as the Operations Director at Gatwick International Airport, Head of Operations at Kiwirails Interislander ferries and more recently leading Ngai Tahu’s largest Iwi, Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri as their General Manager. Jay continues to steer people in behavioural change whilst excelling in the fields of Māori-centred practice, often advising alongside panels, working within the complex world of public diversity, community engagement, and advocating projects in supporting child wellbeing and welfare. Jay holds a degree in Resource and Environmental Planning from Massey University.