Hillmarè is skilled in strategic and business planning, qualitative and quantitative analysis, and effective communication with governing bodies and stakeholders.
As the first female Chief Economist at BERL, Hillmarè leads the team with a light touch, providing the support they need to be successful and encouraging lifelong and ongoing learning to develop skills and abilities. With 30 years of experience working in New Zealand, the Pacific, the World Bank, and Africa, she has extensive experience in cross-cultural and diverse environments working on complex issues.
Skilled in development economics, Hillmarè has an in-depth understanding of and experience with the Māori economy, and is a trusted advisor to many iwi, Māori trusts and incorporations, and other Māori entities. An expert in strategic development, she is adept at seeing the big picture, and supporting organisations to pivot and adapt to meet their purpose and needs.
Keynote speaker, presenter, and panellist on a range of economic issues
Research design and implementation, using integrative (qualitative and quantitative) research methodologies
Economic strategy development, including, identifying strengths, weaknesses, and trends, and developing a long-term vision with objectives and milestones
Strategic and business planning, including undertaking environmental analysis, identifying strategic priorities, and developing action and operating plans
Narrative analysis and writing, communicating complex information to a range of audiences.