Tania Gerrard
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Tania Gerrard

GNS Science / Te Pū Ao

General manager, Māori strategy and partnerships

  • Appointed November 2018
  • Previously acting director of water at the Ministry for the Environment, with specialist roles in iwi and water rights and interests.
  • Earlier roles included registrar/operations manager at the Waitangi Tribunal, negotiations manager with the Office of Treaty Settlements, and senior policy analyst with the Ministry for Primary Industries/Fisheries.
  • Responsibilities include strategic advice and guidance to executive leadership, and to lead vision mātauranga. Currently chair of Te Ara Pūtaiao/Crown Research Institute Maori Leadership Group.
  • Of Te Whanau a Tāpuhi and Ngāti Porou descent.


Ministry of Justice / Tāhū o te Ture
Operations Manager
Sep 2013 - Jun 2014
Ministry for The Environment / Manatū mō te Taiao
Director - Rights and Interests, Manager - Water Rights and Interests
Jul 2014 - Aug 2016
State Services Commission
Principal Advisor
Sep 2016 - Dec 2016
Ministry for The Environment / Manatū mō te Taiao
Director - Water, Principal Adviser
Jan 2017 - Nov 2018
GNS Science / Te Pū Ao
General Manager, Maori Strategy and Partnership, Principal Maori Relationships Adviser
Nov 2018 - Present

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