• Meet Jude Thompson WEB 1000

    Jude Thompson

    Head of Regional Plans and Engagement

    Ngāti Kotirangi, Ngāti Nōwei

    Raised in Whangārei, my affiliations are Te Kopuru to the south and Taumarere to the north, but home is the beautiful shore of the Whangaruru Harbour.

    As a self-confessed expert generalist, I bring experience ranging from commercial, economic development and government sectors both in NZ and internationally. My role at Northland Inc managing strategic portfolios requires a comprehensive understanding of the multiple and complex ecosystems that make up Taitokerau, and connecting people, concepts, and actions to enable project implementation.

    Outside of mahi my passions are whānau, fishing and Hikurangi rugby, especially playing Golden Oldies when the body allows.