Our People

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, ēngari he toa takitini    

“Success is not the work of one, but the work of many” 

John Pittar

Chairman - Board of Trustees


John is an international business consultant, based in Gisborne, with over 20 years consulting experience. He has more than 40 years of governance experience, serving on international, public company and NFP boards. He has been involved in a number of international business start-ups and brings a depth of knowledge to Mātai; particularly surrounding structure, legal, IP and Brand Management. John is also the Chairman of The Strive Rehabilitation Trust (Strive provides rehabilitation support for people with brain injuries).