Meet Eugene!

Eugene Berryman-Kamp

Aotearoa Advisor



Eugene Berryman-Kamp B.M.S, CMInstD Te Arawa me Mataatua ngā waka, Ngāti Kea Ngāti Tuara, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Pukeko, Ngati Awa, Ngāti Manawa ngā iwi. Te Arawa and Mataatua are the canoes that carried my ancestors to Aotearoa New Zealand, I whakapapa (have genealogy) to 5 tribes in the centre of Te Ika a Maui, the North island.  

Raised in Rotorua by my koroua and kuia (grandparents) I graduated from Waikato University with a Bachelor of Management Studies. In my corporate career I worked in multinational sales, marketing and market research roles in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. With my wife Tina and our tamariki (children) Rawiri, Mikaere and Māia we returned to Rotorua, my hometown, where I have worked in the health and iwi (tribal) environmental and social service sectors.  

I was CEO of Health Rotorua Primary Health Organisation and have worked as a Portfolio Manager and Māori health project manager for Lakes District Health Board. My previous role was CEO for Te Arawa River Iwi Trust, a post treaty settlement Iwi environmental agency involved in the restoration of the Waikato river.  

My current role is Director Te Mana o Te Wai (which puts the needs of the water first in resource management considerations) and Implementation Partnerships at Manatu mo te Taiao, the Ministry for Environment.  

A chartered member of the Institute of Directors, I am on a number of hauora (health) boards such as Korowai Aroha Health Centre (Kaupapa Maori primary care – Chair), Te Arawa Whānau Ora (Health and social service provider collective – Deputy Chair), Te Rau Ora Ltd (Māori Mental Health and Addictions workforce centre – Deputy Chair), PHARMAC (NZ Pharmaceutical Purchasing Agency) Maori Advisory Committee – Co chair and QE Health Ltd (Rehabilitation Hospital – Chair). I visited First nation tribes in the USA in 2018 / 2019 and was an inaugural member and am on the NZ Advisory committee of the Indigi-X global Indigenous professional exchange, working on projects focused on clean energy and fisheries co-management.  

A summary of my experience is provided over the page and with whatever time is left over I enjoy long distance motorcycle riding, being a Te Arawa waka taua kaihoe (war canoe paddler), mountain biking and am a semi decent trout fisherman, even if I say so myself. Mauriora! Key Achievements – Experienced leader in the Iwi/Crown co management space – Tier 3 senior leadership role at MfE – CEO of a $20m treaty settlement environmental entity / CEO of a $15m Primary Health organisation – Experienced in private, public, Iwi and not for profit sectors, NZ & UK – Experienced in operational and strategic leadership in the private and public sector including marketing, project, sales and people management – A Professional Director – over 15 years experience, Institute of Directors chartered member, graduate of IOD Company directors, Mentoring for Diversity and financial courses,  

Director or trustee on five entities – Experienced at collaborative outcome focused key stakeholder relationship management – Performance and continuous improvement driven, with a strong equity focus – Experienced in governmental interaction at local, regional and national levels, including ministerial forums at Prime Minister level – Direct involvement in 4 council Joint Management Agreements and 8 Ministerial Accords, along with sitting on the RLC SP & F committee – Active participant at National Iwi Chairs Forum since 2016 – Member NICF Pou Taiao and Climate Technical Advisory groups – Collaborative relationships on various projects with energy and agricultural sector stakeholders – Real time remote water monitoring incorporating cultural health indicators, and micro hydro marae-based power generation experience Professional experience – Director Te Mana o Te Wai and Implementation Partnerships, MfE, Nov 2021 to present – CEO Te Arawa River Iwi Trust June 2016 to October 2021 – Management Consultant, Pakihi BK Ltd, Oct 2010 to Present – Pou Whakarite, Lakes DHB Maori Health Team Oct 2010 – Jun 2016 – CEO / Tumu Whakarae, Health Rotorua PHO, Jul 2005 – Oct 2009 – Portfolio Manager, Referred Services, Lakes DHB, Sept 2003 – Jul 2005 – Hunga Whakarite, Lakes DHB, Jul 2003 – Sep 2003 – Account Manager, ACNIELSEN, Mid 2001 – Early 2003 – Sales Manager, 3M Pharmaceuticals (NZ), Mid 1998 – Mid 2001 – Product Manager, 3M Pharmaceuticals (NZ), 1996- Early 2001 – Product Manager, Evans Medical Ltd UK, 1994-1995 – Senior Vaccine Sales Representative, Evans Medical Ltd UK, 1991-1994 – Hospital Specialist Representative, EPI Ltd NZ. 1989-1991 – GP representative, Glaxo NZ. Ltd, 1988-1989

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