The office of the Maori King says Tukoroirangi Morgan has been appointed as the interim head of Waikato-Tainui's parliament Te Kauhanganui.
The previous chair, Tania Martin, has told Te Manu Korihi that she has walked away from the job.
It follows calls by King Tuheita for a number of Waikato-Tainui leaders to consider their positions following a history of infighting and arguments over election votes.
Tukoroirangi Morgan says he will seek election to Te Kauhanganui in February.
Mr Morgan is also the King's representative to Te Arataura - the executive arm.