Brandi Hudson

Brandi Hudson
  • Category: Guest presenter
  • Job Title: Maori Health Director
  • Organisation: Pinnacle PHO (Primary Health Organisation)
  • Country: New Zealand

Tainui, Te Arawa

Ngati Maniapoto, Ngati Rarua, Ngati Pikiao

  • CEO since 2011 of the Independent Maori Statutory Board who has full voting rights on the Auckland Council
  • Provides executive leadership to the Board and Secretariat that develops innovative and trail-blazing resources and instruments that advance the rights, interests and aspirations of Maori
  • Works alongside the executive leadership of the Auckland Mayoral office and Auckland Council to influence policy, planning and statutory development and implementation that improves the success and wellbeing of Maori
  • Career experience spans across economic and community development, health and sports, teaching and Treaty of Waitangi settlements sectors
  • Skilled in governance, executive management, strategic planning, policy, project management and public speaking
  • Passionate about education, health, sport, coaching, Maori and indigenous development
  • Mum to teenagers - Koare, Te Amai and Rakaea, married to Maui Hudson, Associate Professor at Waikato University

The Independent Māori Statutory Board commenced in 2010 when Auckland amalgamated its local authorities. The Board promotes issues of significance for Māori in Auckland, (the largest Maori city in the world) that focusses on outcomes where Māori are empowered, enabled, respected and recognised as being critical in the development and leadership of Auckland.