Tribal affiliations: Te Ātiawa, Taranaki, Ngāti Ruanui
Liz Mellish is the current Chairman of Palmerston North Māori Reserve Trust and Chairman of Te Raukura, Te Wharewaka. Liz is the Deputy Chairman of the Federation of Māori Authorities and a member of Pouhere Taonga the Māori Heritage Board. Liz has Directorships on Metlifecare Palmerston North, Wellington Uni Professional, Hīkoikoi Management Limited and Haukawakawa Limited.
Liz is Trustee of Featherston Booktown and Chairman of the Featherston Anzac Club. Liz lives in Featherston with husband Graham and is the mother of three daughters and nine mokopuna, three of whom are currently students at Wellington University. Liz is an avid reader and gardener and enjoys being at the coast.