Her accomplishments include:
- Designing the international advocacy strategy concerning the 2003 foreshore and seabed reform which resulted in the first successful human rights complaint concerning Iwi being upheld by successive UN bodies
- Developing a comprehensive corporate social responsibility framework and toolkit for Iwi and Māori organisations
- Negotiating a number of pioneering outcomes with government
- Appointed to a number of boards, Trusts and government advisory bodies, with leadership roles.
She graduated from the University of Canterbury with a Master of Laws (First Class Honours) and then went on to lecture in the faculty in various fields (Constitutional law, Māori legal issues, Comparative indigenous rights and International law).
Extensive experience in developing integrated strategies for:
Political influence and government engagement
Relationships and partnerships
Catalytic has extensive experience in developing overarching and targeted strategies to achieve organisational outcomes and visions through political influence, strategic relationship management and reputation.
Government processes and engagement protocols
Public policy analysis
Translating organisational objectives into policy outcomes
Collaborative public policy development
Catalytic provides the highest quality public policy analysis across government, with particular expertise in identifying the optimal policy framework for organisational objectives and engaging with government at all levels to secure a conducive policy landscape and targeted policy initiatives and outcomes.
Extensive experience with:
Stakeholder engagement frameworks and processes
Synthesis of stakeholder inputs
Catalytic has expertise in developing durable and mutually advantageous multi stakeholder relationships.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Practical expertise in:
Embedding multiple dividends into the DNA of corporate strategy
Evaluating social and environmental investments
International and domestic reporting frameworks
Global trends in corporate citizenship
Catalytic has international experience in corporate social responsibility and corporate citizenship.
Community development derived expertise in:
Measuring and evaluating social impact
Creating shared value
Catalytic has comparative experience in developing outcome KPIs and evaluating the creation of social impact.
Iwi and Māori Development and Governance
Insightful expertise with Iwi and Māori organisations across:
Governance and values based decision making
Government engagement and negotiation
Comparative indigenous rights and development
Catalytic has a deep understanding of the unique characteristics and objectives of Iwi and Māori organisations.
Semi-finalist Echoing Green Fellowship for Social Entrepreneurship (for my change-the-world start up- shhh it’s in gestation)
Designed voluntary co-governance model between Iwi and Regional Council
Brokered and co-ordinated Māori Recovery Network that reached 10,000 families in the worst affected suburbs after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake
Designed and negotiated carbon farming partnership with Crown and Iwi
Lead technician to Iwi Leaders Groups on particular kaupapa and head strategist for Ngāi Tahu, negotiated number of concrete and innovative policy solutions with government
Designed successful United Nations human rights advocacy strategy
Designed first generation academic and pastoral support programme, systems and structure at University of Canterbury
Boards and Appointments
University of Canterbury Council Member
Te Ohu Kaimoana Alternate Director
Ministry of Awesome Trustee
Life in Vacant Spaces Chair
Hillary Institute of International Leadership Trustee
Department of Building and Housing—Reference and Advisory Group to the CEO (2011);
Attorney General—Technical Advisory Group on Foreshore and Seabed (2009-2010)
Minister for the Environment—Technical Advisory Group on RMA and Infrastructure (2009-2010)
Minister of Māori Affairs—Ministerial Advisory Group on Constitutional Matters (2008)