Hillmarè is the director and chief economist at BERL. She draws on her experience, being a practising economist for more than 30 years across the globe. She has worked in New Zealand, the Pacific and Africa in various multilateral and bilateral organisations, private and government sector. She is currently heading BERL, and values the credible and independent voice that the team can bring to the economic and policy dialogue in New Zealand.
She is a strong supporter of building regional economic development, utilising the significant role that the Māori economy plays and also making sure that the next generation has the tools to be productive global citizens.