Susy Frankel and Paul Hamer have been appointed to the Waitangi Tribunal for three-year terms. Basil Morrison has been reappointed to the Tribunal for a three-year term.
Susy Frankel is a Professor of Law and the Chair of Intellectual Property and International Trade Law at Victoria University of Wellington. She has worked for many years in the realm of intellectual property, including the protection of mātauranga Māori (traditional knowledge).
Paul Hamer is an historian and is a Research Associate at Victoria University of Wellington. He is currently employed as a Principal Advisor in Māori Strategy and Partnerships at the Department of Corrections. Paul has extensive experience in the public sector, having worked for both the Tribunal and Te Puni Kōkiri in various roles. He is also an expert on Māori migration to Australia.