Lisa Tumahai


Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

Lisa Tumahai is the Kaiwhakahaere (Chair) of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, a corporate tribal entity representing the interests of Ngāi Tahu, the indigenous peoples of the South Island of New Zealand. She has held governance roles in the not-for-profit sector and company directorships over the past 18 years. As a respected thought leader, Lisa is known for her innate ability to inspire others through innovative and tactical solutions that drive change and make a difference. At her heart is a passion is to ensure the sustainability of resources and the wellbeing of the future generations of her Ngāi Tahu people. On a lifelong journey of learning, Lisa successfully completed the Standford University – Graduate School of Business, Executive Program for Women Leaders and a Bachelor of Commerce Majoring in Management from the University of Canterbury in 2016. Her current governance roles include: the West Coast Primary Health Orgnaisation, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae, Arahura Holdings (Chair), New Zealand Climate Change Commission (Deputy Chair), Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency, FLCD Ltd and He Toki GP Ltd.