Jamie Tuuta announced as new Māori TV chair

7:19 pm on 7 May 2018

Jamie Tuuta has been announced to replace Dame Georgina te Heuheu Māori Television's board chair.

Jamie Tuuta.

Jamie Tuuta. Photo: RNZ / Robin Martin

Minister of Māori Development Nanaia Mahuta said Mr Tuuta brought significant strategic change management and governance skills and a dynamic perspective to the challenges of a changing digital environment.

Mr Tuuta is the current Māori Trustee, chair of Te Ohu Kaimoana, Chair of Te Rūnunga o Ngāti Mutunga, Independent Chair of Taranaki Mounga Project and a director of Moana New Zealand and Tourism New Zealand.

The appointee for the deputy chair position was also announced as chief executive of bi-lingual iwi radio Te Hiku Media, Peter Lucas Jones.

Ms Mahuta said she and Finance Minister Grant Robertson, in consultation with Te Mātāwai, decided Mr Tuuta and Mr Jones had a dynamic combination of business and broadcasting expertise.

"Use their skills to protect and position the future of the network, while providing unique indigenous content that builds our narrative as a nation proud of who we are as tangata whenua," Ms Mahuta said.

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