Natalie Bratkowski – BA, MA, JD – Compliance Manager
Natalie grew up in Auckland and represented New Zealand as an amateur golfer when she was still a high school student. She won a prestigious golf scholarship to attend university in the United States where (as well as playing intercollegiate golf for different universities) she completed a Bachelor of Arts in political science, a Master of Arts in international relations, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree.
Natalie spent time as a sergeant in the United States Army before working as in-house counsel for a large defence contractor. Since returning to New Zealand in 2016, Natalie has worked for a trustee and company service provider as their Regulatory Compliance Officer where she gained experience with AML, FATCA and CRS. She joined Powle & Hodson in March 2019. Although she has practised law in the USA for many years, Natalie is also working on re-qualifying as a New Zealand solicitor.
Outside the office, Natalie enjoys sailing, relaxing with a good book, and spending time with friends and family.