Antoine is a specialist in resource management and environmental issues with over 20 years’ experience and proven strategic leadership. A descendant of Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi and Ngāti Raukawa iwi of Tauranga as well as French and American settlers. Antoine has worked in both regional and local government, private sectors, NGOs, academic institutions and held numerous community and iwi leadership positions.
He has been awarded NZ Planning Institute’s ‘Nancy Northcroft Planning Practice Award’, the Institute’s supreme award for excellence in planning practice for project managing and writing the Ngati Rangitihi Environmental Management Plan. Antoine has lead his iwi Ngati Ranginui to complete three Treaty settlements, including the $39.5m Ngati Ranginui Treaty Settlement and established the Tauranga Moana Iwi Property Management Company for which the was chair and director.