Niwa Nuri has been a Trust Waikato trustee since 2011 and held the position of Chair for four years until 2018.
Of Te Arawa and Whakatoohea descent, Niwa has lived in Hamilton with his wife and two daughters for the past 27 years.
A qualified accountant, Niwa works as a business consultant servicing mainly the Hamilton area. He has an extensive background in working with private companies and not-for-profit organisations, particularly in the social services sector. Other governance roles include as a trustee on the board at Te Hunga Manaaki Services in Tauranga.
Niwa takes a strong interest in both the donations and investment aspects of the Trust’s work.
"I enjoy hearing from groups about their work, when the Trust goes out into communities. It's great to see first-hand how the Trust’s donations support groups’ work and have an impact on their communities," says Niwa.