From left: Damian Stone, Dame Fran Wilde, Antony Royal, Don Rangi, Tricia Walbridge, Caroline Mareko

From left: Damian Stone, Dame Fran Wilde, Antony Royal, Don Rangi, Tricia Walbridge, Caroline Mareko

DamiDamian Stone Trustee for Te Mana o Kupean Stone LLB (Chair)
Damian is a partner in the law firm Kahui Legal. Specialising in commercial law, he has been in corporate and private practice since 1997 and is a recognised expert  in Treaty of Waitangi matters, including acting as General Counsel for the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission. Damian contributes legal expertise and advice to the trust, on legal structures, contracts, and a range of associated commercial matters.
054c08_dccff9d951f149d7a52c6829171b1394.jpg_srz_p_210_318_75_22_0.50_1.20_0Antony Royal (founding Chair)
Ngāti Tamaterā, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngā Puhi
Born in Auckland and brought up in the Hutt Valley, Antony has a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Auckland University.
Antony has  worked in the ICT sector for more than 20 years, both in the government and private sectors, on diverse projects, including with government ministries in finance, health and education.
Antony’s has worked as Information Systems Manager for Te Puni Kokiri, Systems Architect for development of Health Informatics and payment processing systems and as Regional IS Manager, Global Infrastructure Manager and Web Development Manager for NZ Dairy Board (Fonterra).
Since 1989, he has tutored at Te Wānanga o Raukawa, and has led a number of technology based educational initiatives.
Antony is the Chair of Ngā Pu Waea, the Māori National Broadband Working Group reporting to the Minister of Māori Affairs and the Minister of Telecommunications. Ngā Pu Waea is particularly interested in developing skills and employment opportunities for Māori in the Telecommunications Sector.
Previously he has sat on the board  of 2degrees Mobile Ltd  and currently sits on the Council of Whitireia and Weltec Polytechnic’s.
Antony has long had an interest in economic development, particularly in the technology sector.


054c08_b85c3df8d9304d51872ba5248900be55.jpg_srz_p_210_318_75_22_0.50_1.20_0Tricia Walbridge
Tricia has been on the Te Mana O Kupe Trust Board since it was established in December 2013.  In her professional life she is the Director of Development Strategy at Victoria University with a focus on fundraising.  She is also a trustee of the Wellington Rotary Charitable Trust and was on the J R McKenzie Trust Board for 12 years.
She has a strong commitment to community development, having worked prior to Victoria for the YWCA, the WEA and Corso.
She has three adult children based in New York, Mexico and Auckland and is a keen cyclist and tramper.


054c08_1741d488a3884a4488ee6e0a1f92bd57.jpg_srz_p_210_318_75_22_0.50_1.20_0Dame Fran Wilde DNZM, CNZM, QSO, JP
Fran Wilde was made a dame in the 2017 New Year’s Honours. She was the first woman to serve as Wellington’s Mayor. Later she served the region as Chair of the Greater Wellington Regional Council. She was previously an MP and Cabinet Minister.
In business she was CEO of the NZ Trade Development Board and chair and/or director on the boards of a number of listed, state owned and privately held companies.
Fran has also run her own consultancy business and has played a key role in Wellington and national philanthropic and arts organisations. She is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors and holds an honorary doctorate in law from Victoria University of Wellington, from which she earlier graduated with a BA degree.


Don Rangi accepts the Maori Umpire/Referee award on behalf of Glen Jackson. Maori Sports Awards, Telstra Pacific Events Centre Manukau, Saturday 24th November 2012. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Rangi Q.S.M
Ngati Porou
ICANZ (now re-branded) [TA Retired]
Born at the Waipiro Bay Hospital on the East Coast.  Educated at Waiomatatini Native School (1946-1950) and Tiki Tiki Maori District High School (1951-1958).
Don moved to Wellington in 1959 for employment prospects, commencing work as a Public Servant in the Treasury.  He retired from the Treasury in 2013.  He is Chaplain at the Capital Coast District Health Board, Wellington; and an Archdeacon of the Haahi Mihingare faith in Poneke Rohe.


Caroline Mareko
Appointed to the board in 2016, Caroline has a strong education background, with nearly 2 decades teaching experience in Porirua Primary Schools.  She was appointed as the Pasifika Education Coordinator for the Central South Region for the Ministry of Education and later became a Review Officer for the Central Region in the Education Review Office.  In 2010, Caroline was appointed the Pasifika Coordinator for the Wellington Region Free Kindergarten Association and is now the Senior Manager – Communities and Participation for the Association.