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Governance - Board of Directors


Debra Birch CMinstD, AIF®

Director  & Board  Chair

Ngati Tūwharetoa, Raukawa, Ngāti Hauiti, Ngāti Rangi, Ngāti Apa

Debra has over 30 years’ experience of financial markets experience including global investment portfolios in Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Her focus in recent years had been on Māori economic development particularly in the dairying, honey, kiwifruit, tourism, forestry, affordable housing and funds management sectors. READ MORE.


John Bishara

Director & Deputy Chair

Ngati Tūwharetoa

John is both a Director and Deputy Chair of the IWIinvestor board. As the Chief Executive of the Lake Taupō Forest Trust (LTFT), the 100% owner of its investment planning and advice subsidiary Taupō Moana Investments Ltd trading as IWIinvestor, he represents the LTFT on the board. He has been associated with IWIinvestor since September 2016 when he was appointed Chief Executive of LTFT. READ MORE.


Steve Napier CMinstD, AIF®


Steve is a professional director with some 40 years’ experience in the funds management and sharebroking industries including managing and advising on asset allocation, share investment (within New Zealand and offshore) and bond investment. READ MORE.


Nat Vallabh AIF®

Director & Chair of Board’s Investment sub-committee

Natvar (Nat) Vallabh has over 40 years’ experience with equity (share) investments having worked with leading share broking firms and fund managers in Wellington. READ MORE.



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