Patrick Gemmell appointed General Manager of Te Matapihi

Te Matapihi are pleased to announce the appointment of the Trust’s first General Manager (GM) Patrick Gemmell.

Patrick commenced his role on the 12th of September, 2016. Before joining Te Matapihi, Patrick was a Senior Housing Advisor at Te Puni Kōkiri in Wellington operationalising the  investment strategy for $17.4M per annum to build social and affordable housing, progress housing repairs, provide emergency housing on general and multiply-owned land within communities, and assisted in building capability and capacity in Māori communities to manage housing assets across Aotearoa.

Patrick also designed and led community engagement processes in the upper half of the North Island, and facilitated engagement between these communities and wider government organisations.

Patrick has had a long career as a senior public servant in the areas of Education, Corrections, Environment, Housing and Māori development, and we have great confidence that Patrick will further Te Matapihi’s vision for growing the Māori housing sector to deliver improved housing outcomes for our people.