Chair of Finance, Audit and Risk Committee

Ngāti Awa representative
Appointment term expires: 24 September 2024

Dr Brian Tunui is a qualified Chartered Accountant with experience in banking, investment, business, risk management and insolvency in the corporate sector.  His involvement in the governance of iwi treaty settlement assets is intended to grow and develop the assets to support the financial, social, cultural and environmental imperatives that will benefit intra- and inter-generational members.

Dr Tunui holds a number of governance and leadership roles as the Chair of Poutama Trust; director of Ngāti Mākino Assets Ltd; member of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa and Ngāti Awa Group Holdings Limited Audit, Risk and Finance Committee; and Hapū Representative for Ngāti Awa ki Pōneke.

In 2011, he was awarded Te Tohu Whakamaumaharatanga ki a Wiremu Parker (The Wiremu Parker Memorial Award) in recognition of his notable academic achievements from Victoria University of Wellington.

In 2005, Dr Tunui was awarded the Dame Mira Szasy Alumni Award from the Auckland University Business School for excellence in iwi and business endeavours nationwide and internationally.

Dr Tunui was appointed to Te Mana Whakahaere o Awanuiārangi on 24 September 2020.

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Dr Brian Tunui (pictured)

Council member: Dr Brian Tunui

Qualifications: PhD (Victoria University of Wellington); BCom (Accounting) (University of Auckland); BA (1st Class Hons) Māori Studies (Victoria University of Wellington); Chartered Accountant (NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants); Associate of the Australian Compliance Institute

Iwi: Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Pūkeko, Te Arawa, Ngāti Mākino, Ngāti Hamoa