Johnny McGregor

Planning for succession

Johnny is a long-serving & current board member of the whānau-business Wakatū Incorporation, in a Māori-owned company of land and sea. Wakatū is one of the leading Māori Incorporations based in Te Tau Ihu. Johnny is also a director of Wakatū’s food and beverages company ‘Kono’ and Wakatū’s health and wellness functional foods company ‘Au Ora’, as well as chair of Wakatū’s Te Pae Tangata – HR Komiti.

He is an experienced company director, and chair and board member of several other Māori land trusts. He has expertise in corporate governance and management panning public, private, NGO/NFP and volunteer sectors; and experience in leading large and complex organisations. A member of NZ Cabinet’s Trade For All Advisory Board (TFAAB) and currently on the Trade For All Ministerial Advisory Group. Johnny was also Aotearoa’s first National Director of the United Nation’s UNEVOC, he is a social infrastructure consultant for the Asian Development Bank, former CEO of Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society (the first Māori to hold the role) and former CEO of PINZ International consulting company for a decade-working across the Pacific, Middle East and South/SE Asia.