Liz Mellish, MNZM


Tribal affiliations: Te Ātiawa, Taranaki, Ngāti Ruanui

Liz Mellish is the current Chairman of the Palmerston North Māori Reserve Trust. She was elected a Trustee in 1994. Liz is currently a self-employed contractor and holds directorships, trusteeships and Chair roles on many boards and trusts in Aotearoa.

Liz’s vision for the Trusts is to ensure the economic, social, cultural and environmental outcomes for the Trust and its owners are reached.

Liz has lived her entire life in the Wairarapa predominantly in Featherston with her husband Graham. She has three daughters and nine mokopuna. Liz interests are reading, walking, white baiting, gardening and spending time with her whānau.

Director and Trustee Roles:
  • Booktown Featherston, Trustee
  • Federation of Māori Authorities, Deputy Chairman
  • Haukawakawa General Partner Limited, Director
  • Hīkoikoi Management Limited, Director
  • Lion Foundation, Committee Member
  • Māori Heritage Council Te Kaunihera Māori o te Pouhere Taonga, Board Member
  • Matiu/Somes Island Charitable Trust, Chairman
  • Metlifecare Palmerston North Limited, Director
  • Palmerston North Māori Reserve Trust Audit and Risk Committee, Ex-Officio
  • Palmerston North Māori Reserve Corporate Trustee Limited, Director
  • Palmerston North Māori Reserve Trust, Chairman
  • Te Aro Pa Limited, Director
  • Te Wharewaka o Pōneke Charitable Trust, Chairman
  • Te Wharewaka o Pōneke Enterprises Limited, Director
  • Victoria School of Business Advisory Board Member
  • Wellington Uni-Professional, Director