Brandi Hudson - CEO
Tainui, Te Arawa ngā Waka
Ko Kaputuhi te Marae
Ko Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Rarua, Ngāti Pikiao ngā Iwi
Brandi joined the Secretariat in May 2011 bringing with her a diverse background ranging from sport, education, health, to central and local government.
Brandi has worked with various Iwi on their Treaty settlements, including Tāmaki Makaurau and Hauraki.
Brandi leads the Secretariat team with integrity and efficiency ensuring the aspirations of Māori of Tāmaki Makaurau are always at the forefront of her and her staff’s work.
“One of the motivating key objectives of this role is leading the Secretariat to support the Board in advocating strongly for Māori to ensure that Māori aspirations and values in Tāmaki Makaurau are represented and included in key Council plans and are realised in a meaningful and substantive way.”
Senior Executive Advisor
Awhina Kanohi (Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tukairangi)
Executive Finance and Office Manager
Sheri-Ann Atuahiva (Ngāti Whanaunga, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Tamaterā, Kai Tahu)
Strategic Communications Advisor
Merilee Andrews (Ngāruahine, Ngāti Ruanui, Ngā Rauru, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Ahuriri)
Manager Policy and Evaluation
Catherine Taylor (Airihi, Kōtimana)
Principal Advisor - Economic Outcomes
Donna Taamariki (Ngāti Whātua o Ōrakei, Te Wai-o-Hua)
Principal Advisor - Social Outcomes