Erima Henare (Te Aupōuri, Ngāi Takoto, Ngāti Kurī, Ngāti Kahu, Te Rarawa, Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Whātua, Ngāti Kahungunu, Te Āti Awa, Tainui, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Rongowhakaata, Te Aitanga-ā-Māhaki) was a Chair and former Chief Executive of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori. Mr Henare had a wide-ranging background in regional community development and governance. Erima was Director of Koti Whero Limited, a company which delivers advice on governance and stakeholder engagement to Māori organisations. He was a member of the Northland District Health Board and Chair of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori. Mr Henare's previous roles included General Manager of Hauora Whānui, which delivers primary health services in the Northern region. Mr Henare passed away on May 7th, 2015.