Brianna holds a conjoint degree in Laws and Arts (majoring in History) from the University of Auckland, and a Certificate in Indigenous People’s Rights and Policy from the renowned Centre of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University in New York City. As a student, Brianna was the Tumuaki Wāhine of Te Rākau Ture (the Māori Law Students Association) and she continues to be an active member of Te Hunga Roia Māori o Aotearoa, the Māori Law Society. Brianna is proud to call two beautiful places home – Mahia Peninsula on the east coast and the Bay of Islands in the far north.
General Counsel | Te Ohu Kaimoana | Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Hine
Brianna is a Wellington-based lawyer who specialises in working with iwi on various legal matters, including corporate, commercial and Treaty of Waitangi issues. She serves as the General Counsel of Te Ohu Kaimoana, a trust that protects the interests of Māori in fisheries and marine resources. She has extensive experience from her senior roles at the Waitangi Tribunal, where she helped resolve historical and contemporary claims. Brianna leads a dedicated and professional legal team, who support mandated iwi organisations in achieving their aspirations.
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