Te Arawa Group Holdings


Colleen Neville, Chief Executive Officer


Colleen (Waikato-Tainui) has 16 years of experience as a Chartered Accountant in diverse sectors including tourism, forestry, agribusiness and health services. She also has extensive expertise in Māori post-settlement governance entities (PSGEs), Māori incorporations and Māori land trusts. Colleen’s previous roles have included Finance Manager for Te Puia (Rotorua’s premier Maori cultural centre) and Business Advisory Services for professional accountancy and management firms.

Colleen has governance experience as a director of Scion (NZ Forest Research Institute Limited, a Crown Research Institute), independent director / Audit & Risk committee member for Te Ohu Kaimoana, former Vice-Chair of Te Reo Irirangi o Te Arawa, former trustee of a farming trust, and former director of the Rotorua Public Health Organisation.