Acting Te Tumu Whakarae Secretary and Chief Executive: Adrienne Meikle
We are pleased to extend a warm welcome to our new acting Te Tumu Whakarae / Chief Executive, Adrienne Meikle.
Adrienne will be with Toitū Te Whenua until February 2024, when Te Tumu Whakarae / Chief Executive Gaye Searancke returns from a secondment to Te Kawa Mataaho.
Adrienne has moved across from the Commerce Commission where she has held the role of Chief Executive since May 2018.
With extensive experience across the public sector, Adrienne has held a number of senior roles including Deputy Chief Executive, Corporate, Governance and Information group at the Ministry of Business and Employment.
Ko Ruapehu te maunga. Ko Tongariro te awa. I tupu ake au i Te Tihi o Maru. Kei Te Whanganui a Tara ahau e noho ana. He Kaihautū Digital Delivery ahau. Ko Murray Young tōku ingoa.
Murray joined Toitū Te Whenua in November 2019 and his focus is ensuring we’re a digitally led, agile organisation that puts customers at the centre of what we do.
Central to his role is overseeing the modernisation of Landonline – the system used for managing New Zealand’s property surveys, titles and transactions. He also provides governance and direction on how we use technology to ensure the data we hold is easily accessible.
Prior to Toitū Te Whenua, Murray held a number of senior leadership roles across the public and private sectors that encompassed operations, strategy, finance, change and information.
Kaihautū Organisational Effectiveness: Claire Richardson
Ko Mauao te maunga. Ko Tauranga te moana. I whānau mai ahau i Tauranga Moana. I tupu ake au i Waikato me Tāmaki Makaurau. Kei Te Whanganui a Tara ahau e noho ana. He Kaihautū Organisational Effectiveness ahau. Ko Claire Richardson tōku ingoa.
An experienced, innovative, people-focused leader, Claire is skilled at building quality relationships and partnerships, and delivering on ambitious goals.
She is a champion of diversity and inclusion, and is highly experienced at leading complex operational, commercial and corporate functions.
Prior to Toitū Te Whenua, Claire held senior leadership roles at Wellington City Council, the Ministry for the Environment and Auckland Council. Her networks and knowledge of local government, working in partnership with mana whenua, are invaluable for our work across Aotearoa.
Kaihautū Customer Delivery: Jan Pierce
Ko Te Mata te maunga. Ko Tukituki te awa. Nō Heretaunga ahau. Kei Te Whanganui a Tara ahau e noho ana. He Kaihautū Customer Delivery ahau. Ko Jan Pierce ahau.
Jan was appointed Kaihautū Customer Delivery in August 2021.
She joined Toitū Te Whenua as Deputy Chief Executive Location Information in 2009 and then as Deputy Chief Executive Location Information, Policy & Overseas Investment.
Over the past 10 years, Jan has represented New Zealand at many international forums including the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management Committee of Experts, International Hydrographic Organisational General Assembly, Geospatial World Forum, Australian and New Zealand Spatial Council, and the Cambridge Conference.
Jan chairs and has participated in many groups across central and local government, including the LINZ Resilience Board, Provincial Growth Fund Elevation data programme, Māori Land Service project, and the Natural Resources Sector Leadership Group.
Jan is the New Zealand lead for the Australia and New Zealand Satellite Based Augmentation System programme in partnership with GeoScience Australia.
Before joining Toitū Te Whenua, Jan spent eight years as a member of the senior leadership team of rural financial services company Farmers Mutual Group. She started her career in the banking sector, followed by several years in the health sector, where she was the Human Resources Manager of a large Crown Health Enterprise.
Kaihautū Māori Crown Relations: Kathy Mansell
Ko Panekire te maunga. Ko Waikaretaheke te awa. Ko Mataatua te waka. Ko Tūhoe te iwi. Ko Ngāti Hinekura me Ngāti Ruapani ngā hapū. Nō Ōtautahi ahau. Kei Te Whanganui a Tara ahau e noho ana. He Kaihautū Māori Crown Relations ahau. Ko Kathy Mansell tōku ingoa.
A member of our Kaihautū since 2017, Kathy affiliates to Ngāi Tūhoe and has had a diverse career in the public sector that spans 40 years.
Her current role reflects our commitment to developing, maintaining and growing meaningful Māori-Crown relationships and meeting our Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. The core focus of her role is to provide strategic advice and insight to the Kaihautū and other senior leaders on engagement with Māori and related advisory and governance groups.
Kathy moved to Toitū Te Whenua from the Ministry of Social Development where she was Operations Director within the Children’s Action Plan. Before that, she held numerous senior leadership roles across the public sector, meaning she has a brought a wealth of central government experience, knowledge and connections to her role.