Kerri Anne was born and raised in Rotorua, a proud beneficiary of the Trust. Her connection to the whenua is through tupuna kuia, Te Ririu of Ngāti Tarāwhai. Kerri Anne joined the team as General Manager in November 2019.
Kerri Anne’s background is in Treaty settlement negotiations, and in the last few years has been working within Te Arawa as a consultant on community wide projects such as Rotorua Reorua (Bilingual Rotorua), the early Māori Land Service Design and working with entities with planning and strategy work. In 2019 she was awarded the Emerging Leader award in the Westpac Rotorua Business Excellence Awards for the work she has done in her governance positions for Ngāti Rangiwewehi.
Outside of her mahi for her iwi, Kerri Anne is māmā to three beautiful tamariki, wife to Michael Hancock (Te Arawa, Ngāti Rongomai, Ngāpuhi, Tauranga Moana) and has a genuine love for all things Te Arawa, taiao and te reo Māori.