H2R Research and Consulting was formed in 2014 to support the mobilisation of hard to reach communities.
Harry Tam, Co-director
For over forty years Harry has worked with indigenous ethnic gangs and other hard to reach communities throughout the country and in the prisons. In 1990, Harry was awarded the 1990 Commemoration Medal for services to New Zealand. Harry also worked as a senior public servant for nearly twenty years, providing policy advice to the government on a range of portfolios including youth, penal policy and criminal justice.
Angie Wilkinson, Co-director
I was born and raised in Wellington / Te Whanganui-a-Tara and graduated from Victoria University with an Honours degree in Anthropology in 2006. I have over ten years experience working in government in statistical analysis, research and policy roles, including as a Senior Advisor at Statistics NZ, Te Puni Kōkiri and the NSW Advocate for Children and Young People in Australia. I have experience working across a broad range of policy areas, including Māori development, youth, labour market, housing, and conservation. I completed a post graduate certificate in Public Health at the University of Otago, Wellington in 2014 and am currently studying te reo and rongoā Māori. I am inspired by social justice and am passionate about supporting hard to reach populations to reach their full potential. I live in Rotorua with my partner and son.