Georgina Whata

Trustee Since 2020
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Georgina grew up at Mourea with her nanny Te Raraku Smith until her early teens when she moved back to live with her parents. Her nanny and mother were both advocates for higher education which led to her studying law at Victoria University.  

Georgina's papa was always actively involved in land trusts and incorporations as a committee member or the Chair- Rotoiti 15 being one. She is the second youngest of four children and together with her husband, they have four children of their own.

Georgina has held a number of governance roles on Trusts and Incorporations since her 20's, and her legal background combined with her passion to give back to our whanau means that she brings a strong focus of accountability to her position as Matarae.  

Georgina has a vast range of work experience in both the private and public sector, primarily in advisory roles to senior managers including CEO’s and Ministers of the Crown. She currently works for a Māori trust in a senior management position and brings to Rotoiti 15 a wealth of pukenga in management, strategy development, communications and legal frameworks.  

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