Rākaihautū, Ngāi Tahu, Waitaha, Ngāti Māmoe
Greg’s whakapapa traces back to Rākaihautū, the Waitaha, and Ngāti Māmoe tribes. His Ngāi Tahu connection is also one of great importance to him.
He specializes in the application of the NZ Quota Management System to develop business strategies based around the principles of sustainability, longevity, and innovation. Greg’s vision is to maximize Māori fishery assets through inter-generational and sustainable growth in global seafood export markets.
Greg is the founder and Managing Director of the Okains Bay Seafood Group, Aotearoa’s largest privately and whanau-focused longline fishing company. Throughout his 35 years’ experience operating as a deep-sea Captain, Greg has developed a deep knowledge and appreciation for the cultural, commercial, environmental and social imperatives of the New Zealand seafood industry. He actively applies these principles to his own business with a focus on sustainability, high-end quality product, and a carbon neutral operating model. Greg also acts in a governance capacity for a range of businesses involved in the seafood, agricultural and post-farm gate sectors. Passionate about deepening his impact and strengthening his commitment to both the people and the planet, Greg is currently developing a cultural and eco-tourism venture. Greg joins the board of Moana New Zealand after serving for seven years as a Director of Ngāi Tahu Seafood Limited.