Dylan Lawrence – Ngāti Raukawa ki Te Tonga, Te Ati Awa ki Whakarongotai, Ngāti Ranginui – has been appointed to the Raukawa ki te Tonga AHC Ltd board as a non-executive Director.
Dylan is the general manager of investment at NZ Trade & Enterprise (NZTE), responsible for leadership of all investment promotion and attraction activities on behalf of the Government. He also leads Te Pora Māori, a team within NZTE that supports Māori exporters and investors.
Before joining NZTE, Dylan was a director at Cameron Partners, one of New Zealand’s leading investment banks. He holds law and commerce degrees from the University of Waikato, has completed the Harvard Business School Business Administration and Management Program, and is admitted as a legal practitioner in New Zealand.
The AHC is a wholly owned subsidiary and the commercial and investment arm of the Raukawa ki te Tonga Trust, which was established in 2010 as a Mandated Iwi Organisation under the Māori Fisheries Act 2004.
Debra Birch chairs the board, with other members being Guy Royal, Toni Kerr and Graeme Hastilow.