George has worked as a Kaumatua and Cultural Advisor in the various community agencies across New Zealand for the last 12 years. George is highly respected for his work with various with Government and community based agencies.
George is an active contributor to various governance roles in the health sector and is currently Kaumatua of the following organisations:
a. National Depression Initiative (John Kirwan campaign), Ministry of Health
b. Maori Research Review Committee, Auckland District Health Board
c. Cultural Reference Group, Suicide Prevention Education programmes, Ministry of Health
a. Lifeline Aotearoa
He is in constant demand for his advice, experience, but most of all his professionalism, political acumen and people skills.