Consilium appoints Nuk Korako as an independent director

Businessman and former Member of Parliament Tutehounuku ‘Nuk’ Korako JP has been appointed as an independent director on the Consilium Board, Chairman Stephen Ambler says.

“As Consilium has grown, we have always looked to appoint the highest quality senior people to the team including board directors. Nuk’s business, political, board and community service experience will enrich the views around the table,” Mr Ambler says.

Mr Korako has held a number of senior board appointments including Director on Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and the Ngāi Tahu Holdings Board.

His governance experience also encompasses the Waitangi National Trust Board, the Rod Donald Environmental Trust and Cholmondeley Children’s Centre.

Mr Korako was a National Party List MP where he served as Chair of the Parliamentary Māori Affairs Select Committee and was the National Party spokesperson on Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations and Māori Development.

Currently, he is Kaihautū Māori for the Rātā Foundation, the South Island’s largest charity, and he chairs the Te Ihutai Ahuwhenua Trust. 

“Nuk is active within the wider community, his rūnanga and iwi and sits on a number of social and environment boards. His values, along with his governance credentials, align with our business vision and an increasing focus on socially responsible investment. We look forward to his contribution on our board,” Mr Ambler says.