Kaumatua and Rangatira of the Te-Upokorehe Iwi/Hapu, Jim heads up the Iwi's participation in all aspects of the tribes asset development
James is a landowner from the East Coast and a director of a JV marketing entity that complements the development of exports to the Florida retail shop
Whanarua Bay based Rickson and his whanau own the whenua (land) where the Co-Ops manuka seedling nursery program is located
Based in Rotorua with an LLB and specializing in Treaty of Waitangi land issues, Tania provides Jim and his team with legal insight.
Based in Opotiki and drawing on his farming and orchard skills from his South African farming background, Wynand directs ground operations,
Sadly, no longer with us, 14 years ago, Dawn planted the macadamia seeds that today have created the a truly innovative "whanau-on-the-Whenua" agri-biz model for Maori landowners
A former BIG4 audit firm manager, Nic is President of US based EzyXchange Ltd, the registered crowdfunding intermediary company that developed the Co-Ops business system and capital formation program. Currently acts as the Co-Op's Interim CEO pending the appointment of a NZ based chairman with Co-Op and farming sector experience.
From her own beauty salons in ZA to launching a range of skin care products in 3 countries, Linda is developing a range of health, wellness. skin and hair care products for the "177East" and "Tribal" branded consumer products which Linda will launch in the US from her family's Florida base.
Active in the Colorado crowdfunding community and a founder director of Denver based EzyXchange Ltd. Lucas (seen here filing the EzyXchange crowdfunding docs at the Regulators office in Denver in 2015) provides support services to SME's seeking to go to the Colorado market for equity funding support.