Who we are

Who we are

 Roma Hippolite – Director / Broker

With a business degree in accounting and finance, a post-graduate diploma in financial planning and many years as either a senior manager or board member on a variety of organisations, Roma brings a wealth of experience and business nous to The Research Broker. Roma has also worked in the pharmaceutical industry and more recently as a board member for primary and secondary health services both government and NGO.

Over the pasRoma Hippolitet 16-years Roma has served his tribe across several roles, including at different time CEO of their tribal authority, then board member and Chair. Roma also led the team that negotiated a multi-million dollar settlement, and helped set up the organisation to receive that settlement.

Roma is very community minded and has a long and busy association with both his church and also the local communities where he has lived where he has contributed his time to health boards, school boards, and others. This community service was recognised in 2015 when he was awarded the Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year’s Queens Honour List for services to Māori and to Health.

Roma and his wife Robyn are the parents of four adult children and so far 9 wonderful grandchildren whom they dote on as much as possible.