"Tikanga can be considered a framework for showing people the kind of relationship we want to have with them. When we think about Te Ao Māori in these terms, we continue the dynamic mind-set our tipuna practised in a changing world."
When Verona came to BRG, she said the consultant role brought her career full circle - having had begun her communications career as an advisor at a private Māori consultancy some 16 years ago.
Also a trained journalist, she brings extensive experience in public and private sector communication, as well as supporting and advising iwi to manage media. An experienced writer, Verona values good story-telling that connects people to a common purpose.
Of BRG, Verona refers to whakataukī Te amorangi ki mua, te hapai o ki muri - being a thinker, or a doer, are not exclusive roles but complementary. She says the best communication practitioners she has worked with are found at the confluence of these two roles.
Her whakapapa includes: Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti, Ngāi Tāmanuhiri, Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Pāhauwera, and Ngāti Porou.