Ngāti Maru, Ngāti Mutunga, Taranaki Iwi, Ngāti Tama, Te Atiawa, Te Atihaunui-a-Paparangi, Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngai Tahu
Raymond is the business manager for communications consultancy group Hono PR, and also works at Kiwibank as a customer service representative. He has previous and current experience in governance roles across all facets of working for iwi allowing him to bring diverse skills and knowledge to our whānau at Ngāti Maru. His governance roles have included: trustee for Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Mutunga, chairman for Urenui Pā, chairman for Te Potaka Pā Trust and secretary for Te Kaunihera Matua o Te Hui Aranga.
Raymond’s most passionate about improving outcomes and enhancing opportunities for his whānau, marae and iwi. His aspirations for Ngāti Maru are focussed on making whānau feel secure and welcome about connecting with their Ngāti Marutanga, and wants to especially encourage those who do not feel strongly connected, to do so.