Iwi / hapū:Sisam whānau in Owhakatoro Valley, Whakatane
Dougal is Project Manager (Research and Communications) for Te Mana o Ngāti Rangitihi Trust. He has been with Te Mana for two and a half years. Dougal has a wide range of experience, including a background in information and public relations, language teaching, marketing, management and operations. He has worked in both Aotearoa and the United States.
Dougal works in the Comprehensive Treaty Settlement Team for Te Mana, which seeks to give Ngāti Rangitihi the best possible representation in upcoming Treaty negotiations. He is also actively involved in developing Te Mana communications and its Te Reo and Education Strategy.
Above all, Dougal wants Ngāti Rangitihi to achieve a successful Treaty settlement, so that all Ngāti Rangitihi can enjoy increased prosperity.
He has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science, a Bachelor of Arts and a Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language. In his spare time Dougal enjoys playing the piano and travelling around Aotearoa.