Te Kawai Taumata or the Electoral College, says Ken Mair is an experienced director, having a number of other board appointments with Maori businesses and trusts.
He has also worked as a facilitator for Te Ohu Kaimoana in resolving issues over coastline agreements for the distribution of inshore fishing assets.
Mair has strong links to the Maori Party and has been working behind the scenes as a strategist.
The chairman of New Zealand’s largest iwi, Ngapuhi, Sonny Tau, who is the current deputy chairman has been reappointed to that position.
Both men will serve four year terms with Te Ohu Kai Moana.