Kathy Mansell
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Kathy Mansell

Land Information NZ / Toitū Te Whenua

Kaihautū, Māori Crown relations

  • Appointed August 2021.
  • Joined Toitū te Whenua in May 2017 as deputy chief executive strategy and stewardship before moving to deputy chief executive property rights in March 2018.
  • Has held senior public service leadership roles, including several years at the Ministry for Primary Industries supporting aquaculture industry growth, and managing funding and research programmes.
  • Previously operations director at the Ministry of Social Development, responsible for 10 children’s teams nationwide.


Department of Labour
Senior Programme Analyst (Contractor)
Feb 2010 - Apr 2010
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Director of Management Services, Policy, Business Manager, Sustainable Programmes
Apr 2010 - Nov 2011
Ministry for Primary Industries / Manatū Ahu Matua
Director Aquaculture Growth and Innovation
Oct 2011 - Aug 2015
Ministry of Social Development / Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora
Operations Director, Childrens Action Plan
Aug 2015 - Apr 2017
Land Information NZ / Toitū Te Whenua
Kaihautū/Deputy Secretary Māori/Crown Relations, Deputy Chief Executive Property Rights, Deputy Chief Executive Strategy and Stewardship
May 2017 - Present

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