Kate Cherrington was appointed to Tapuwae Roa (then Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust) in 2018. She is of Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi and Te Kapotai descent.
Kate is based in Pōneke but calls Tai Tokerau and Murihiku home. She has spent over 25 years in the tertiary educational sector, notably with Te Wānanga O Aotearoa. She is a highly respected leader in education management, policy design, quality cultural assurance, Māori language programmes and wānanga development.
Kate serves on a number of Boards in the philanthropic and tertiary sectors. She is highly passionate and committed to all her governance roles, however there is one role that she cares deeply for, and that is as a trustee for Miria Marae in her homeland of Waiomio.
She grew up in Invercargill and truly understands what it means to reside away from her tribal lands, she brings a great wealth of knowledge and educational leadership to the Trust. It is an honour and privilege to have her Chair Tapuwae Roa.