The Board and Management of Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa Trust is pleased to introduce Sera Gibson as our newly appointed Pou Taiao – Policy Advisor- Environment.
Sera is a qualified Marine Biologist with over seven year’s professional experience working in environmental policy roles within the Taranaki Region, her most recent role has been as an Environmental Consultant and brings to the role a sound working knowledge of national, regional and district policy relating to environmental matters.
Sera is of Te Atiawa and Ngāruahine descent, the mokopuna of Mandy Te Hau O Te Rangi Skipper (grandmother) and Ngaiwi (Dave) Skipper (great-grandfather). Sera’s hapū affiliations include Ngāti Te Whiti, Ngāti Rahiri, Pukeariki, Tawhirikura of Te Atiawa and Ngāti Manuhiakai and Okahu hapu of Ngāruahine Iwi.
Sera’s role will include working with hapū and agencies within our rohe to ensure the Te Taiao/Natural Environment objectives within the Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa Strategic Plan are achieved. As part of Sera’s orientation over the coming month we will organise to meet with hapū leaders and key stakeholder staff kanohi-ki-te-kanohi.