Brian Emery is Ngati Kauwhata, Ngati Maniapoto, Ngati Haua, and is a claimant to the Waitangi Tribunal for Ngati Matakore ki Te Karaka. He is an independent consultant, auditor and surveyor. Previously he was General Manager Support Services for Te Roopu Taurima o Manukau, January 2012 to May 2013.
Brian was Quality and Risk Manager from 2004 to 2012 for Te Roopu Taurima and Eastern Access Community Health, Melbourne. From 1997 to 2003 he was Manager Maori Mental Health, and Group Manager Maori Health at Counties Manukau DHB. From 1999 to 2005 he was auditor/surveyor/team leader for Quality Health NZ. He has been auditing health services up to the present day.
He has served on several boards for health services, disabilities, and Maori health. He is kaumatua, auditor for the DAA Group Ltd.