Manager – Whai Rawa Fund Limited

Whai Rawa Fund Limited (WRFL) was appointed by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu (Te Rūnanga) to manage the Whai Rawa Unit Trust and works with the Office of Te Rūnanga (TRoNT) along with a number of other parties. WRFL reports directly to TRoNT on a quarterly basis and has a Statement of Corporate Intent which documents strategic goals it works towards.

The board meets 10 times a year and is responsible for:

• managing the trust fund and the investment portfolios;
• processing related cashflows;
• ensuring compliance; and
• encouraging and assisting saving and financial education amongst Ngāi Tahu Whānui.

WRFL acknowledges the contributions of former Directors Dame Diana Crossan, Tā Tipene O’Regan, Tim McGuinness, Hon. David Caygill, Martin Hawes, Kristen Kohere-Soutar, Chris Murphy, Paul Mersi and Liam Stoneley.

Currently, the directors are:
Fiona Pimm (Kāti Huirapa) – Chair
David Woods
Anthony Bow
Clare Murray

Board Chair Fiona Pimm (Kāti Huirapa)

Fiona is the Chair of Whai Rawa and has been a member of the WRFL board since 2014. Fiona has worked in the health sector for over 30 years originally as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist and then moving into health service management. She has extensive health sector networks across Aotearoa.

Fiona also has many years’ experience in governance roles and is currently on the Board of several education and workforce training organisations, the NZ Parole Board, and was appointed Te Rūnanga Representative for Arowhenua Rūnaka in June 2019.

Fiona holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health from the University of Otago, an MBA from Massey University and a Diploma in Applied Science, Nuclear Medicine from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).

David Woods

David has extensive experience in finance and non-finance sector boards. He is Deputy Chair of NZ Green Investment Finance, a director of Te Puna Hapori Infrastructure Fund and director of Whai Rawa Fund Ltd. Additionally he is a director of Hiringa Energy Ltd and Toitū Tahua Centre for Sustainable Finance, a trustee of The Gift Trust, former Chair of the Impact Enterprise Fund, and Chair of the NZ National Advisory Board on Impact Investing.

He also sits on two overseas boards for the Aga Khan Foundation as an independent director, First Microfinance Bank Afghanistan, and First Microfinance Company Egypt.

Anthony Bow

Anthony has over 25 years of banking, finance and taxation experience and has been a Chief Executive Officer, business unit leader, advisor and auditor. He has broad commercial expertise including in sales, operations, and mergers and acquisitions. Anthony is Principal of Waimana Capital, a business strategy and expansion capital firm focused on growth and scalable businesses.

Anthony’s governance roles include Chair and Director of Medical Sciences Secretariat Ltd, Deputy Chair and Board Member of the Medical Radiation Technologists Board, and Councillor of InternetNZ. Anthony has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland and holds Chartered Accountant designation from the professional accounting bodies of Aotearoa and Singapore.

He is a second generation New Zealander, born and bred in Rotorua and is of Chinese descent.

Clare Murray

Clare has a legal and financial services background. She was a senior solicitor with Clifford Chance in London involved in international debt capital markets transactions. As co-founder of Murray & Co (investment banking firm), she has had a range of roles over the years, from legal and compliance to business development, and remains a non-executive Director of the firm.

Her current executive role is at the University of Canterbury, where she is Director of Work-Integrated Learning. She is also Chair of Cantabrainers Therapeutic Choir Charitable Trust. She has a Masters in Music from Oxford University, Law Society Finals from De Montfort University and is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors NZ.