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John Thorburn

John Thorburn is chief executive of

InterCity Group, New Zealand’s largest

bus and coach transport network.

He has held senior positions in a range

of industries, including manufacturing,

marketing and telecommunications,

and was the former chief executive of

Ngai Tahu Tourism.

He has held board positions with the

Tourism Industry Aotearoa and the New

Zealand Conservation Authority.

John was first appointed to the New

Zealand Tourism Board in August 2012,

and was reappointed for a second term

that ends in August 2018.

Jamie Tuuta

Award winning Māori business leader, Jamie

Tuuta chairs Te Ohu Kaimoana, the body

set up to oversee Māori fisheries assets

throughout New Zealand, and conservation

project Taranaki Mounga; and is the Māori

trustee and chief executive of Te Tumu

Paeroa, an organisation responsible for

managing nearly 100,000 hectares of land

and more than $100 million worth of assets

and investments.

A former political reporter for Māori

Television, Jamie has held a range of

governance positions in iwi development,

agribusiness, fishing, investment, health,

Māori development, tourism and education.

He is currently a director of Aotearoa

Fisheries Ltd, Wools of New Zealand

and Taranaki Investment Management

Ltd.

In 2015 Jamie received the Young Māori

Business Leader Award at the Aotearoa

NZ Māori Business Leaders Awards,

and was awarded the Sir Peter Blake

Emerging Leadership Award in 2010.

Jamie was first appointed to the New

Zealand Tourism Board in March 2013

and was reappointed for a second term

that ends in August 2018.

Board Members

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