Ngā mihi o te wā ki a koutou te whānau o Ngā Tekau o Pōneke. Tēnā tātou.
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.