Joe Buchanan

Tribal affiliation: Te Atiawa, Taranaki

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He uri ahau nō te maunga Taranaki.  Ko Te Āti Awa me Taranaki e ngā iwi. I am a descendant of Hemi Parae and Tawhirikura Karopihia of Te Aro Pā.  My father, the late Dr. Leo Buchanan, was a beneficial owner and longstanding Director of Village at the Park.  My sister, Hannah Buchanan, has just completed two terms as a trustee of the Tenths Trust.  I am the pōtiki of 8 siblings.  I live in Lower Hutt with my wife and two children.

Currently I am in a regulatory leadership role in the public sector.  Previously I was a commercial solicitor in a leading New Zealand law firm.  I also have policy experience in the public sector.