Ingrid Nea Collins MNZM
Chairperson - Shareholder Member - Whangara B5 representative
Ko Pukehapopo te maunga
Ko Waiomoko te awa
Ko Pureihuriata te waka
Ko Ngati Konohi te hapu
Ko Te Aitanga-A-Hauiti te Iwi
Ko Ingrid Nea Collins toku ingoa
Chairperson – Whangara Farms
Chairperson – Whangara B5 Incorporation
Co-Chair Tairawhiti Whenua Discussion Group
Co-Owner/CE Three Rivers Medical Ltd
Ingrid has four decades experience in Māori Land Incorporations management and Māori land-based business. In addition to a successful farm operation on the East Coast of New Zealand, Ingrid’s expertise includes health management and Corporate Governance.
Current directorships include Chair of Whangara B5 Incorporation and Whangara Farms. Co-Chair of Tairawhiti Whenua Maori Discussion Group, Trustee of Chelsea Private Hospital Gisborne, Matai Brain Injury and Heart Disease Trustee. Matai is setting up a research School of Excellence in Tairawhiti, targeting Maori and others. Medical Professors from around the world are involved and support this kaupapa. Ingrid has also served 10 years on the Tairawhiti District Health Board - the last nine as Chair. Joined at the onset and was a committee member for 15 years on FOMA.
Ingrid is a trustee of 28 Maori Battalion C Company, Patron of the Gisborne Malaysian Forces. Has travelled and presented in Geneva, Germany, and many speaking engagements throughout New Zealand. In 2008 she became a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to Māori and Health. A staunch supporter of the All Blacks and Silver Ferns Netball.
Board Member - Shareholder Member - Pakarae A & Other Blocks representative
Originally trained at Te Aute College, Stan is a farming stalwart with more than 30 years’ industry experience.
- Farmed two properties at Manutuke which included sheep, beef, cropping and Angora goats
- Committee member Arai Matawai Incorporation for 15 years also supervisor for three years
- Former Chair and supervisor of Mangaotane Trust
- Former Chair of Pohaturoa Trust
- Former Chair of Te Aute Trust Farms Hawkes Bay, and held position of supervisor for 20 years
- Committee member of Tapere Incorporation for 15 years
- Te Runanga O Turanganui-a-Kiwa fishing representative for 25 years and part of the Maori Fisheries settlement
- Representative for TOKM on the NZ Rock Lobster Management Council 21 years
- Representative for Te Runanga O Turanganui-a-Kiwa and five other iwi on Te Kupenga and the Moana Fisheries Board for 12 years.
- Lead negotiator for Rongowhakaata Treaty of Waitangi Claim, which was settled in 2011.
Board Member - Shareholder Member - Tapuwae Whitiwhiti representative
Jacqueline Blake (nee Haapu)
(Ngati Konohi, Ngati Porou, Te Aitanga a Hauiti, Te Aitanga a Mahaki, Te Whanau a Kai)
Board Member – Whangara Farms
Committee Member – Tapuwae Whitiwhiti
Jacqueline has been a member of the committee of management for Tapuwae Whitiwhiti since 2009. She was appointed to the Whangara Farms Board in 2015 for Tapuwae Whitiwhiti.
Jacqueline was born in Gisborne and educated locally at Te Wharau Primary School, Te Karaka Primary School, Waikohu College and Lytton High School. She attended Waikato University and has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws.
Jacqueline is a lawyer based in Gisborne practising in the areas of Family Law and Māori Land Law. She is also the Chairperson of the Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve and a member of Te Kapa Haka o Whangara Mai Tawhiti.
“Whangara Farms vision is to be an outstanding business delivering ongoing sustainable returns. Our principles are manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whanaungatanga and rangatiratanga. I am passionate about building our assets for the benefit of Ngati Konohi.”
Bernard Card MNZM
Board Member - Independent Member
I joined the Lands and Survey Department (L&S) in 1970 having obtained a Diploma in Valuation and Farm Management at Lincoln College. At L&S I held a number of positions which included District Field Officer, Chief Pastoral Lands Officer, Commissioner of Crown Lands ending as Fields Director. I retired from the position of General Manager Landcorp Farming after 20 years in 2007.
I was heavily involved in the establishment of Landcorp, working closely with the Establishment Board, the Minister of Lands (the Late Koro Wetere), the Director Generial of L&S, Treasury and the State Services Commission. Over the years that I worked at Landcorp it developed into a company that I was very proud to be part of, which started with assets of $200 million and had assets of $1.4 billion, as well as having paid substantial dividends to the shareholder.
As part of being the General Manager with Landcorp, I was involved in staff development, land development, improving livestock genetics and production, and pasture management. I was the Chairman and Director of Landcorp’s meat marketing subsidiaries, Innervision (a CAT scanning business involving sheep and deer genetic improvement) and the marketing of Boar Goats introducing them to NZ, North America and China. As part of the Boar Goat marketing I was General Manager of Landcorp Farming Canada Ltd, I led these interesting and successful marketing ventures. During the 20 years at Landcorp I was involved in buying and selling properties to strengthen the Landcorp portfolio.
In 2002 I was awarded the NZ Grasslands Trust Grasslands Service Award.
In 2011 I was honoured with Member of the NZ order of Merit (MNZM) for services to Agriculture.
- Fellow NZ Institute of Management
- Fellow NZ Institute of Primary Industry Management
- Assoc. NZ Institute of Valuers (Reg Valuer)
- Member NZ Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science
- Member NZ Grasslands Association
- Life member of the Royal Agricultural Society
- Life Member of the QE2 National Trust
- Whangara Farms Ltd
- Bernard Card Ltd
I am married to Kay my wife of 50 years and we live on our 121 hectare farm in Moonshine Valley, Upper Hutt. My professional career is now focused on Agribusiness and Land Management Directorships and governance.
Board Member - Independent Member
After 30 years dairy farming which involved winning multiple dairy industry awards, I embarked on an agribusiness governance career. This led to being contracted by both the Ministry of Primary Industries and Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, to primarily provide strategic advice to Iwi agribusiness ventures.
At this time, I was also Principal Farm Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor at Lincoln University providing a vital link between the rural sector and University curriculum.
Currently, I sit on a number of boards from Kaitaia to Southland of both Iwi and commercial entities covering a wide spectrum of agricultural operations along with providing consulting services to a mix of clientele.
I live on a dairy farm on the Hamilton city boundary with my wife and three young children.