Gary Thompson, Te Kaiwhakarite
Gary is Community Waikato's newly appointed Kaiwhakarite. He is of Ngati Paoa and Ngati Haua Iwi. Gary joins Community Waikato after 14 years of directing and managing Maori Health gain and reducing inequalities projects across the Northern and Midland DHB regions and for Waitemata DHB. Gary brings many years of experience in Maori and community development, governance, strategic planning, project mangement and relationship building. Gary looks forward to settling into the role, learning as much as possible from the very experienced Community Waikato Advisor team before heading out into the community.