Anthony Olsen (Chairperson)

Born in Nelson and raised in Dannevirke and Wellington, Anthony has over 10 years work experience in sales and marketing, holding positions both abroad and here in Aotearoa. Latterly he has been highly visible in Resource Management, including being a Hearings Commissioner for the Waikato Regional Policy Statement in 2012.

Whānau: Proud father of three children and one mokopuna

Marae/Hapū: Anthony is a dynamic contributor to hapū activities including being a trustee of Ngāti Umutahi Marae and representing the interests of Tūwharetoa ki Kawerau on the customary fisheries forum.

Iwi: Anthony currently holds several positions within Ngāti Tūwharetoa organisations including being a Director of Ngāti Tūwharetoa Group Holdings Ltd, Chairperson of Ngāti Tūwharetoa Fisheries Holdings Ltd and a Trustee of Ngāti Tūwharetoa Fisheries Charitable Trust.

National: He is currently the Consultant Principal of GeoPlan Ltd. A resource management company based in Whakatāne.  In the past Anthony’s national activities have been extensive and the impact of his skills and expertise flow from Northland where he worked collaboratively on a number of projects including with Te Roroa and Te Uriohau, to the south in Christchurch where he was a key contributor in drafting the Southern Motorway Cultural Impact Assessment with Ngāi Tuahuriri for NZTA.

Business Management and Professional Contribution: Anthony’s broad experience and proficient skill base around policy analysis and senior executive skills provide Tūhono with sound business management advice and guidance.

Anthony Olson
Anthony Olsen
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