Kris is from Matapōuri Bay, Tutukākā Coast and is of Ngātiwai iwi. Currently the CEO of Ngātiwai Trust Board and Deputy Chair of Amokura Iwi CEOs, he has worked in banking, housing and Māori development and held management roles in the health and education sectors and the State Senate of Hawai’i.
His governance experience includes being an elected trustee, company director, marae chair and a term on the Independent Māori Statutory Board of Auckland Council.
He is also a property developer, and a passionate advocate for Te Tai Tokerau.
Kris enjoys the marae, the natural environment, the moana and his whanau.