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Gary Sue

Council member

Gary Sue (Ngāti Ruanui, Ngāti Maru, Te Ātiawa, Ngāruahine) has a long-established career across the construction and infrastructure sectors and has extensive experience within vocational education in Aotearoa. He spent more than a decade in roles with Downer NZ and BCITO, and has now found his passion for education and positive impact. 

Mr Sue has been with Kāinga Ora since October 2021 as the Principal Advisor Māori in the Greater Wellington region, utilising his experience and knowledge of Te Ao Māori to establish genuine partnerships with iwi, hapū and rōpū Māori. He serves as a Justice of the Peace and current President of the Hutt Valley and Districts JP Association alongside governance roles across various non-profit organisations.  

Mr Sue seeks to build resilience in Māori and Pacific youth through education, to remove barriers and to make the system more accessible and beneficial to learners.