Te Arawa Lakes Trust is proud to announce Dr Daryn Bean (Tūhourangi, Ngāti Wahiao, Tapuika-Ngāti Moko, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Umutahi, Te Arawa) has been appointed as our new Tumu Whakarae (CEO).
Daryn grew up in Rotorua, attending Raukura – Rotorua Boys High School and has more than 30 years’ experience working at an executive level in several Government agencies, including Te Puni Kokiri, New Zealand Qualifications Authority and the Ministry of Education.
His high-level strategic expertise, combined with a proven ability to deliver and a commitment to iwi, hapū and whānau will be an asset to the Te Arawa Lakes Trust.
The recruitment process for this role was extensive and attracted a high calibre of applicants who had a strong interest in the Trust, its mahi, and the team.
The board and I would particularly like to acknowledge Simone Coffin, who has done an excellent job acting as our CEO since March. She will continue to sit in this role until Daryn is officially welcomed with a pōhiri around August.