Robert is one of the representatives for Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Te Ohuake.
Robert Martin is the deputy chair for Te Runanga O Ngai Te Ohuake, sitting as a hapū delegate for Ngati Tamakorako. Robert currently is employed as the General Manager for Te Maru o Ruahine Trust which operates as the legal entity for Te Runanga o Ngati Hauiti and General Manager for Rauhuia Environmental services. Robert has been involved in Iwi business for 5 years but has already immersed himself intensely into various trust and boards. Robert chairs and is the project executive for the Nga Puna Rau o Rangitikei environmental group; he sits as a trustee for Ngati Hauiti on the Mokai Patea Services board and is a member of the GM/CEO Te Ranga Tupua forum which is inclusive of 8 regional Iwi.
Robert brings his commercial knowledge from working in various industries from, education, agriculture, exporting, asset management, procurement, logistics and contract management. Robert holds a Bachelor of Applied Business Studies as well as an advanced certificate in Adult teaching. Robert was bought up in Moawhango with strong ties to Ngati Whitikaupeka through his childhood leaving home to settle in Turakina over 30 years ago.