Our Hourua Pae Rau team
Our partners and directors work with our wider team of dedicated specialists, located throughout Aotearoa, to deliver wide-ranging financial services and advice, while balancing these with the objectives of tīkanga Māori and whakaaro Māori.
Lee Gray – Lead Partner – Māori Services
He uri ahau nō ngā Iwi o Tainui waka, Ngāi te Rangi me Ngāti Kahungunu
My passion is to support Māori organisations that have aspirations to grow and prosper for the benefit of their people. The Māori economy is going through growth and with growth comes opportunity and challenges. As a trusted advisor, my clients value the clarity I provide to assist with strategic transformation, investment strategy, commercial decision making, change management and business case development. This clarity provides opportunity to lay the foundations to provide tangible benefits to Iwi, hapu and whanau now and in generations to come.
Mark Lash – Partner
I am passionate about helping my clients realise their potential on a domestic and global stage, ensuring that tax is not an impediment to realising their aspirations. While my main focus areas are working with our private clients and with iwi to create value for the long term, I also work with a number of larger corporate organisations, meaning I can draw on those experiences to add value.
I have the privilege of working with some of the fastest growing and most successful organisations in New Zealand. This may be as a client or through my role as the Wellington and Lower North Island regional leader of the Deloitte Fast 50 programme. I believe that business is based on personal relationships and many of my professional relationships have developed into long term friendships.
My Iwi affiliations include Ngai Tahu.
Tamarapa Lloyd – Partner
Mai Maketu ki Tongariro tēnei nō Ngāti Whakaue nō Ngāti Tūwharetoa
I’m committed to the Māori sector and improving Māori outcomes by applying innovation and citizen-centric design thinking and Te Ao Māori frameworks to business challenges to achieve better results for Māori and Aotearoa NZ. As a trusted advisor with over 15 years’ experience, I help Government and Māori make informed decisions about optimal outcomes and development strategies to achieve improved benefits and development growth. Our Māori consulting team brings a Te Ao Māori approach to service design, operating model design, large-scale programme delivery, strategy, feasibility assessments and organisational reviews. Based in Rotorua with four tamariki. I lead the Māori consulting offering for Deloitte nationally.
Annalie Hampton - Partner
Ko Ngāpuhi rāua ko Te Roroa ōku iwi.
Ko Annalie tōku ingoa.
I am passionate about providing tax and advisory services to help grow and connect our Māori businesses and communities within Aotearoa and overseas.
I can do this by bringing an international perspective through the experience I have developed while working domestically and offshore on international tax and mergers and acquisitions. This experience means that I can provide pragmatic and experience based advice to our Māori businesses as they look to expand, enter new markets and develop partnerships.
I aim to focus on and deliver sustainable results, creating value for the businesses I serve, our people and the wider community using a collaborative approach. This will involve sharing my expertise and experiences, providing advice, or connecting them with others both in Aotearoa and overseas.
I am curious with a desire to keep learning and improving the contribution I make and learn from others. As a Māori wahine working in business, I relish the opportunity to awhi our Māori talent and accelerate their business knowledge so that they are able to grow and flourish as Māori.
John McRae – Partner
As well as having an extensive accounting background, I also have over a decade of CEO and director experience, leading and developing organisations that continue to be leaders in their industry today. This experience allows me to truly understand the opportunities and challenges facing my clients, and provide them with practical advice. Being located in Rotorua means I have had the privilege of working with Māori businesses, organisations and iwi – something I am very passionate about.
Alex Wilson – Director
Tēnā rā koutou katoa, he uri ahau nō Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Awa, Ngai Tuhoe ā me Ngāti Pōrou.
As a passionate Māori, I enjoy working with Māori businesses and organisations that help to advance the wellbeing of our people. I believe that building a strong financial foundation in the Māori economy will provide a platform to allow whānau, hapu and iwi to fulfil their social and cultural aspirations.
As a trusted advisor, my clients appreciate working with a strong Māori team that is able to deliver outcomes that balance commercial rationale with cultural tikanga and values. Our clients are our whānau and by working alongside them we strive to deliver the most beneficial outcomes to see them succeed.
He aha te mea nui o te ao. He tangata, He tangata, He tangata.
Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa.
Mere Kingi – Director
I enjoy working with my clients to add value, drive performance, and deliver on outcomes combining both my professional skillset and high performance sporting background. My experience encompasses both a global and local perspective, having worked in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. I bring a wealth of expertise in Financial Services, Risk and Commercial Advisory.
Creating a vision, developing strategies to guide Māori organisations toward achieving cultural, social and economic aspirations,and being with them on that journey is a rewarding outcome for me. Being purpose-led to achieve long-term prosperity, I align tikanga Māori values with those of my clients, to build sustainable relationships, create intergenerational wealth, and protect the land and environment.
The following whakatauki (Māori proverb) captures this perfectly – “Hāpaitia te ara tika pūmau ai te rangatiratanga mō ngā uri whakatipu” – Foster the pathway of knowledge to strength, independence and growth, for future generations.