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Meet our WISE trustees. Left to right, Ed Parker, Graham Armstrong, Tiri Porter, Damon Jacobsen(Chair) and Andrew Pepper.
As a current Human Resource and Health & Safety Manager, my working career helps fulfil the passion I have for people, their welfare and development. WISE is a great organisation to be a part of as this is at the heart of their existence regarding both their employees and customers. Being married with two children and an active member of ‘The River’ church in Waitara, I have a loving appreciation for whanau. I enjoy keeping fit and active, being outdoors and getting into a bit of DIY renovations.
Tiri of Te Atiawa, Taranaki, Ngāti Mutunga and Ngā Puhi descent, has a strong interest in community engagement and collaboration across different sectors. Born and raised in Waitara, she is pleased to be living in Waitara with her youngest daughter. Alongside parenting, Tiri provides administration knowledge and expertise for local Hapū, Marae and Community organisations as well as a strong interest in governance, education and Maori business. 2019 sees Tiri remain with WISE Charitable Trust alongside continuing tertiary study at Laidlaw College, studying Indigenous Theology.
Ed Parker MBA, Dip Dy Sci&Tech, BSc.
Ed is the Regional Manager – Taranaki for NZ Trade & Enterprise. He works with businesses to help them grow internationally, with the goal of creating jobs and wealth through exporting. His career started with project work in the dairy industry. He moved on to management roles and completed the Massey University MBA program. He was the inaugural General Manager of WISE from 2002 – 2005. He has worked in commercial roles on oil and gas projects, including Pohokura, Kupe and Mangahewa.
He has been involved in the community and not for profit sector throughout his career. He is currently on the Waitara High School board of trustees and helps lead the “Dynamite Bay Extreme” after school programme for boys. Ed lives in Waitara with his wife, they have two children.
Andrew is Managing Director of Pepper Construction, a 3rd generation family owned business based in New Plymouth. He is married to Paula and they have a daughter Phoebe. He currently serves as a trustee on the Devon Intermediate BOT, is chairperson of the Together Grow Better Communities Trust, chairperson of the Taranaki Construction Safety Group and is also a past president of the Taranaki Master Builders. Pepper’s also provide support to the New Horizons, Build a Bach, Gateway programmes and sponsors numerous community activities. Andrew has a passion for people, enjoys socialising, travel and is an avid sports fan who tries to play golf.
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