Ria Hodges (Ngāti Toarangatira, Ngāi Te Ruahikihiki, Kai Tahu)

Māori Competency Lead / Te Kairūnā

Coming to Ocean by way of Te Herenga Waka, Ria is a multilingual learner of te reo Māori and an experienced researcher. Ria leads and supports cultural growth in the way we and our clients work and uses her knowledge of mātauranga Māori to shape insights and brands and organisations through a te ao Māori lens. When Ria isn’t at Ocean, you’ll find her hanging out with her two tamariki, Ocean and Karearea, and training on the ocean with her waka ama team, Rehutai.