Dr Ashley Bloomfield
Patron of Wing 336
Dr Ashley Bloomfield is Director-General of
Health and Chief Executive of the Ministry of
Health, a role that oversees the
implementation of New Zealand’s health
He is a highly respected leader in the health
sector, who brings vast experience from
working across the New Zealand health
system and overseas.
Dr Bloomfield qualified in medicine at the
University of Auckland in 1990 and after
several years of clinical work he specialised in public health
medicine, qualifying as a public health physician in 1999.
His particular area of professional interest is non-communicable
disease prevention and control, and he spent 2011 at the World
Health Organisation in Geneva working on this topic at a global level.
Before starting as Director-General, Dr Bloomfield was Chief
Executive at Hutt Valley District Health Board from 2015 to 2018.
Prior to that, he held a number of senior leadership roles within the
Ministry of Health. From 2012 to 2015 he was Director of Service
Integration and Development and General Manager Population
Health at Capital & Coast, Hutt and Wairarapa District Health Boards.
Sir Kim Workman KNZM QSO
Patron of Wing 334
Sir Kim Workman has been an advocate of
prison and justice reform over many years.
He is considered an expert in restorative
justice and continues to foster public dialogue
about social justice.
Of Ngāti Kahungunu and Rangitāne descent,
Sir Kim grew up in the Wairarapa and has
strong ancestral links to Kāpiti.
He joined the New Zealand Police in the 1950s
rising to the rank of senior sergeant over his
18-year police career. He then held roles in the
Office of the Ombudsman, State Services
Commission, Department of Māori Affairs, and Ministry of Health. He
was Head of the Prison Service from 1989–1993 during which time
he started a programme of prison reform.
On retiring from the public sector in 1996 Sir Kim continued to work
on making a better prison system. He supported the establishment of
the first kaupapa Māori-based prison units in the country and the first
faith-based prison unit in the Commonwealth.
Sir Kim has created strategies to help communities provide better
support to prisoners and their families, and has introduced
innovations in restorative justice.
He was National Director of Prison Fellowship from 2000–2008 and
served as Families Commissioner from 2008–2011.
He is a graduate of Massey University, and has completed post-
graduate study at the University of Southern California and at
Stanford University. In 2016, Kim was awarded the degree of Doctor
of Literature (DLitt Well) by the Council of Victoria University, and in
2017, the same degree by the Council of Massey University.
In 2005 Sir Kim was the joint recipient of the International Prize for
Restorative Justice. He was made a Companion of the Queen’s
Service Order in 2007, was a semi-finalist for the 2013 Kiwibank
New Zealander of the Year Award, and named Senior
New Zealander of the Year in 2018. In 2019 he was made a Knight
Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to
prisoner welfare and the justice sector.
Chief Coroner Judge Deborah Marshall
Patron of Wing 331
Chief Coroner Judge Deborah Marshall has
been New Zealand’s chief coroner since
2015, a role that leads the team of coroners
and monitors the implementation of coroners’
After completing a Bachelor of Arts,
Judge Marshall joined New Zealand Police in
1977. She became a detective in the
Auckland Criminal Investigation Branch
where she specialised in fraud investigations.
With about nine years in Police behind her,
she made a career change, initially working
as a flight attendant then as an investigator in
the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).
While she was with the SFO Judge Marshall worked on some of the
SFO’s largest criminal trials. She also began to study towards her
Bachelor of Laws (Hons), which she continued while working as an
investigator for the Privacy Commissioner.
In 2001 she joined Meredith Connell, the Office of the Crown Solicitor
in Auckland, as a prosecutor. She became a senior crown prosecutor
and a partner in that firm in 2003.
During her time at Meredith Connell, Judge Marshall was involved in
criminal prosecutions and was also on the medico-legal team, acting
as counsel in inquests and providing advice to many health-related
After leaving Meredith Connell in 2011, Judge Marshall worked part-
time as general counsel for the Serious Fraud Office and was a legal
advisor to Professional Conduct Committees set up by the Medical
Council of New Zealand.
In January 2013 she was appointed as a coroner in Auckland, and in
February 2015 she was appointed the chief coroner and a District
Ranjna Patel ONZM, QSM
Patron of Wing 330
Ranjna Patel is a leader in the
Auckland community who has
committed herself to bringing quality,
affordable health care to vulnerable
groups and working to help reduce
family harm in New Zealand.
She is also passionate about women’s
leadership, diversity and inclusion.
With her husband Kanti, Ranjna set up
East Tamaki Healthcare in 1977. From
one small GP clinic, she and her
husband have grown the business to
45 clinics. Now named Tamaki Health, the clinics serve nearly
220,000 registered patients, and deliver after-hours care to 75% of
Ranjna is a founding member of Gandhi Nivas, a family violence
programme for men of all ethnicities. New Zealand Police refers men
who have either been issued with a Police Safety Order or are
involved in family harm. It offers free counselling, emergency
housing, and referral to social services.
Ranjna’s extensive involvement in charitable and community groups
saw her honoured with a Queen’s Service Medal (QSM) in 2009 and
a New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) in 2017. She has been a
Justice of the Peace and marriage celebrant since 1996.
Her work as a business leader has been recognised through many
awards, such as Entrepreneur of the Year and Visionary Leader
awards in 2016, and the NEXT Woman of the Year Business and
Innovation Category in 2017.
She sits on several advisory boards including the Mental Health
Foundation, Diversity Works NZ, Global Women, the Police
Commissioner’s Ethnic Focus Forum, and the Counties Manukau
Police Advisory Board.
Fa’amatuainu Tino Pereira MNZM
Patron of Wing 329
Fa’amatuainu Tino Pereira is a prominent
and experienced Pacific consultant on
public sector issues and is an influencer
of decision making and outcomes. He is a
key advisor to many government
Tino is Managing Director of Niu Vision
Group, a specialist consultancy firm
based in Wellington, and a noted
governance practitioner and community
leader with membership on many
Government and private sector boards, committees and NGOs.
For more than 20 years he was involved in New Zealand’s
broadcasting sector as a journalist, broadcaster, and commentator
on Pacific issues.
He has had significant community involvement for more than two
decades including community leadership responsibilities.
Tino is a member of the Commissioner’s National Advisory Forum
and helped to develop Police’s Pasifika strategy, O Le Taeao Fou –
Dawn of a New Day
Tino is of Samoan descent and holds the chiefly orator title of
Fa’amatuainu from Lufilufi in Samoa.
He was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) in 2011
for services to the Pacific community.
Patron of Wing 328
Venkat Raman is a community leader who has been the editor of Indian Newslink
, based in Auckland, for the past 20 years. In this role
he provides a New Zealand-India perspective on current affairs and
has had a focus on giving back to the community through Indian
awards and scholarships.
Venkat Raman was born in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, in India and
was educated in Bangalore. He has Masters qualifications in
economics, journalism, and advertising and marketing.
With over 50 years of experience in journalism, Venkat Raman has
worked for leading newspapers in India and the Arab Gulf and for
Agence France Presse. He has been a contributor to the International Herald Tribune
and The Economist
, and was a
correspondent for The National Business Review
in Auckland from
During his career, he has interviewed almost all major world leaders
and has accompanied New Zealand prime ministers on their official
He sits on the Police Commissioner’s National Focus Forum, Asian
Advisory Board of the Auckland City District Police, South Asian
Advisory Board of Counties Manukau Police, Waitematā District
Advisory Board and the New Migrants Advisory Board of Massey
Venkat Raman is married to Uma Venkatraman and has a daughter,
Dr Lance O’Sullivan
Patron of Wing 327
Dr Lance O'Sullivan is a doctor of medicine
(a general practitioner) in Northland. He is a
community leader and a medical innovator
who aims to increase access to quality health
care using digital technologies.
Lance has been recognised nationally as an advocate for ensuring
health care is delivered to children with high health and social needs.
Lance lives by the famous quote of Sir Fredrick Douglass that
reflects the value of looking after our children: “It is easier to build
strong children than to repair broken men.”
He created New Zealand’s first digital health program (iMOKO™) for
children across the country. The program delivers health services to
communities of children in minutes and hours rather than hours and
Lance wants to see our country lead the way in delivering innovative
models of health care that provide more care to more people of
higher quality for less cost, resulting in a fairer society.
He has been recognised for his community work and leadership
through several awards, including 2014 Kiwibank New Zealander of
the Year, 2013 Sir Peter Blake Emerging Leader Award, 2013 Public
Health Association Health Champion Award, and 2013 Māori of the
He is married to Tracy and they have seven children.
His iwi are Te Rarawa, Ngati Hau and Ngati Maru.
Patron of Wing 326
Russell Stanners has over 20 years’
experience as a leader in tele-
communications and digital technology.
He has worked in leadership roles in well-
known global technology companies IBM
and Unisys, and until recently at Vodafone
NZ as its Chief Executive Officer.
Russell was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone NZ in
April 2005. Over the last 14 years he has led efforts to expand into
the total communications market and reposition the business from a
mobile operator to a full service communications company with a
strong focus on innovation, customer service and value.
He joined Vodafone NZ in 2002 as Director of Business Markets and
led this division for two years, growing revenues and market share
before becoming Chief Executive Officer.
Prior to joining Vodafone NZ Russell was Managing Director of
Unisys New Zealand Limited for two years, and before that he spent
15 years at IBM where he held a number of senior roles working in
New Zealand, Asia Pacific and the US.
Russell has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of
New Zealand Police has been an important customer of Vodafone’s
for a number of years. Russell has been actively involved in the
transformation and roll-out of mobility at New Zealand Police over the
last five years both as a key partner and as a member of the Police’s
External Advisory Board.
Russell is a committed family man, married to Michelle and with three
young adult children – Jessica and twins James and Nathan, all
studying at Otago University and making their parents proud.
Russell says he is currently taking a break from work, having stepped
down from his Vodafone NZ role in November 2018. He continues to
be a passionate supporter of the Vodafone Warriors and has been
active in the community through the Vodafone Foundation helping
young people be the best they can be.
Paula Tresoriero MNZM
Patron of Wing 325
Paula Tesoriero MNZM is a world-
champion athlete and a former senior
public service manager, who is currently
serving as the Disability Rights
A role within the Human Rights Commission, the Disability Rights
Commissioner works to promote and protect the rights of disabled
Paula is a governance expert having served on several boards
including the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation, New Zealand
Artificial Limb Service, Sport Wellington and Paralympics New
Zealand. She is also a member of the New Zealand Sports Tribunal.
A law graduate from Victoria University, Paula has worked in private
practice and as a General Manager at Statistics NZ and the Ministry
Winning gold in a world-record breaking time at the Beijing Summer
Paralympics in 2008, in the women’s 500m time trial, and two bronze
medals, her services to cycling were recognised when she was made
a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2009. She retired as
an athlete in 2010.
Paula says her role as the Disability Rights Commissioner enables
her to make a meaningful contribution to changing the outcomes for
New Zealanders living with disabilities, who make up nearly a quarter
of our population.
Patron of Wing 323
Jenny-May Clarkson (née Coffin) is a well-
known face on New Zealand television, as
a news and sports presenter and a former
Her sporting success was as a
New Zealand Silver Fern netball player
from 1997 to 2003 and a New Zealand
Women’s Touch Rugby player from 2000
Jenny-May played in 26 tests for the Silver Ferns, was vice captain in
2001, and competed at the Commonwealth Games in 2002, winning
a silver medal.
After retiring from the Silver Ferns, she continued playing
professionally for domestic sides, including Waikato Bay of Plenty
Magic, Auckland Diamonds, Southern Steel and Northern Mystics.
She retired from playing national netball in 2008.
Jenny-May became involved in sports commentary in 2003 during
the Netball World Championships and soon after became a sports
presenter for TVNZ. She is currently a presenter and reporter for One
News and a presenter at Sky Sport for Netball Zone and Press Box.
Jenny-May’s first career was in Police, serving for 9 years as a
general duties constable in Hamilton. As a 20-year-old she joined
Wing 150 in 1994 and recently returned to the Police College with
basketball star Steven Adams to speak to and inspire local young
Born and raised in Piopio, in the King Country, Jenny-May now lives
in Auckland. Her iwi is Maniapoto and her marae is Mokaukohunui.
The Hon Dame Annette King DNZM
Patron of Wing 322
The Honourable Dame Annette King is a
former politician who has worked at a senior
level of Government over many years, retiring
in 2017 as Deputy Leader of the Opposition.
Her political career spanned four decades,
with Dame Annette first becoming a Member
of Parliament in 1984.
Dame Annette grew up in Murchison in the
Tasman region. After high school she
completed a Diploma in School Dental Nursing
and worked as a dental nurse from 1967 to
1981. It was during this time that she first became a political activist,
working for better pay for dental nurses. She later gained a Bachelor
of Arts in political studies and history from Waikato University and a
Post Graduate Diploma in Dental Nursing. Dame Annette worked as
a tutor at the Wellington School of Dental Nurses from 1982 to 1984.
She has been a Member of Parliament representing Horowhenua,
Miramar and Rongotai electorates and was a Cabinet Minister for
10 years holding 15 portfolios. She was Minister of Police from
October 2005 to November 2008 and has also held the key
ministerial portfolios of Transport, Justice and Health.
In 1993 Dame Annette received the New Zealand 1990
Commemoration Medal (for making a recognised contribution to
New Zealand) and the New Zealand Suffrage Centennial Medal (for
making a recognised contribution to the rights of women and to
women’s issues in New Zealand), and in the 2018 New Year
Honours list she was made a Dame Companion of the New Zealand
Order of Merit for services as a Member of Parliament.
Dame Annette lives in Wellington. She chairs the Life Flight Trust of
Wellington, is a member of a number of boards and committees, and
is patron for several community organisations.
Patron of Wing 321
Brian Dickey is the Crown Solicitor for
He has over 24 years’ litigation experience and
has conducted major cases in the criminal and
civil jurisdictions. He is perhaps best known for
the run of significant finance company cases,
which he oversaw and conducted following the
collapses in that sector from 2007.
Brian has conducted the most serious criminal cases up to and
including murder trials and significant insolvency/commercial cases
concerned with the Companies, Insolvency and Securities Acts.
As Crown Solicitor Brian oversees the conduct of Crown
Prosecutions (serious crime) in the Auckland region under the
authority of the Solicitor General.
Brian is a partner in law firm Meredith Connell and has an LLB from
Victoria University of Wellington. He was admitted to the bar in 1990.
Patron of Wing 319
Carolyn Tremain has over 20 years'
experience leading large, complex
service delivery organisations and
substantial change management
She is currently the Chief Executive of the
Ministry of Business, Innovation &
Employment (MBIE). The Ministry’s
purpose is to ‘Grow New Zealand for all’,
with its role to create better outcomes for
all New Zealanders, particularly by
supporting business growth.
Carolyn came to MBIE from the NZ Customs Service, where she
was the Chief Executive and Comptroller. Customs plays a critical
role in New Zealand’s economy and security through facilitating
trade and travel and collecting Crown revenue.
In addition to her MBIE responsibilities, Carolyn is Chair of the
Public Sector Auckland Career Board and is a member of the
Victoria University of Wellington Business School Advisory Board.
Before joining Customs in 2011, Carolyn held the roles of Deputy
Commissioner Service Delivery and Deputy Commissioner People,
Capabilities, and Governance at Inland Revenue. She was
responsible for frontline service delivery functions including audit
and investigations, contact centres, customer operations, customer
and product innovation, litigation management, and the integration
of new government programmes.
Earlier in her career, Carolyn worked for Air New Zealand where
she was head of Human Resources and Organisational Change for
the Air New Zealand Group.
Carolyn holds a Bachelor of Arts from Victoria University,
Laulu Mac Leauanae
Patron of Wing 318
Laulu Mac Leauanae is the Chief Executive
of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples.
He came to the Ministry in July 2017 from
the Pacific Cooperation Foundation where
he was Chief Executive.
Prior to that role he was the General
Manager of Pure Pacifika Limited, a
company that exported horticultural
products from the South Pacific primarily
into Asian markets.
Before this Laulu worked in the primary healthcare sector for
ProCare Health Limited. He was initially the Pacific Health Manager
and within a year was promoted into senior management roles.
Earlier in his career he worked in Pacific community and business
development with a role at the Pacific Business Trust. He started
his career practising as a lawyer.
Laulu holds an MBA from Henley Management College, UK, with
his dissertation focusing on ‘Community Participation in
Governance’. He also holds an LLB from Auckland University.
He is of Samoan descent and holds the chiefly title of Laulu from
Fa’ala. His aiga reigns from Fa’ala, Iva and Sa’anaapu.
Judge Sir David Carruthers KNZM
Patron of Wing 317
Born and raised in Pahiatua, Judge Sir
David Carruthers graduated in 1962 from
Victoria University in Wellington with an
LLB and completed his LLM (Hons) in
Sir David practised in Wellington before
returning to Pahiatua to practice law in his
home town. A move to Palmerston North
and his own practice preceded his being
appointed a Family Court Judge and
Youth Court Judge in Wellington in 1985.
In 1995 Sir David was appointed Principal
Youth Court Judge and in 2001 he was
appointed Chief District Court Judge, a
position he held until his retirement in 2005. Sir David was the
Chairman of the New Zealand Parole Board from 2005 until his
appointment as Chairman of the Independent Police Conduct
Authority in April 2012. He retired from this role in August 2017.
Sir David has long been an outspoken supporter of restorative and
therapeutic justice initiatives. He holds that it is better to involve
communities directly in the criminal justice system in order to obtain
better outcomes which reduce crime and acknowledge victims’
He has spoken at many international and national conferences and
has been an author of papers presented in overseas seminars. In
2002 he chaired the Ministerial Taskforce on Youth Offending. In
2012 he received the prestigious Baer Award in Orlando, USA, for
his contribution to the work of International Parole Authorities.
Sir David was made a Distinguished Companion of the
New Zealand Order of Merit in 2005 for his services to the District
Courts. He was knighted by the Governor-General in 2009.
Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy GNZM, QSO
Patron of Wing 316
Dame Patsy grew up in the Waikato and
graduated from Victoria University with an
LLM (First Class Honours). Before becoming
Governor-General, she had a career in law,
business, and the public sector.
Dame Patsy was the first female partner in the
law firm Watts and Patterson. She spent 11
years at Brierley Investments, and co-founded
Active Equities Limited. Dame Patsy had
governance roles at several leading New
Her public sector work has included work on
pay equity, and reviews of New Zealand Intelligence and Security
and the performance of several government agencies. She also
acted as Chief Crown Negotiator of Treaty Settlements for
Tauranga Moana and Te Toko Toru.
Dame Patsy’s passion for the arts is reflected in her past
governance roles at the New Zealand Film Commission, the
New Zealand International Festival of the Arts, the Victoria
University Foundation, the Victoria University Art Collection Trust,
the Spark Art Trust, the Wellington Jazz Festival Trust, the
Symphony Orchestra Foundation, and the New Zealand Film
As Governor-General, Dame Patsy’s focus is on support for the
arts, innovation, cultural diversity and initiatives that support
sustainability and the environment.
Dame Patsy was appointed a Dame Companion of the
New Zealand Order of Merit (DNZM) in 2014, which was promoted
to Additional Dame Grand Companion of the New Zealand Order of
Merit (GNZM) in 2016. She is also an Additional Companion of the
Queen’s Service Order (QSO).
Dame Patsy is married to Sir David Gascoigne.
Dame Jenny Shipley DNZM, PC
Patron of Wing 315
Dame Jenny Shipley was PM from late 1997 to
late 1999. She held a number of Senior
Ministerial positions in the New Zealand
Government during the 1990s and was a key
player in driving much of the New Zealand
economic and social reform of that period.
Dame Jenny Shipley is an Independent
Director for China Construction Bank NZ Ltd
having served for 6 years on its global Board.
She is Chairman of Genesis Energy and a
number of other companies and organisations
in New Zealand.
She is an avid promoter of the value and relevance of inclusion and
diversity. She believes the Treaty of Waitangi is a gift to our nation
and presents a personal challenge to us all.
She believes leadership matters and her passion is working with
leaders who have the courage and competence to help “shape the
future” of their communities, their companies or organisations and
Dame Jenny is a Privy Councillor and in 2002 was appointed Dame
Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit by the Queen for her
services to the New Zealand Parliament.
Dame Jenny has been married to Burton for 45 years, is the mother
of two adult children and Meme to Otis, Flynn, Zara and Coco.
Sir Noel Robinson KNZM
Patron of Wing 314
Sir Noel Robinson KNZM is a successful
businessman who has developed many
significant business enterprises in New
Zealand. He dedicates much of his time to
philanthropic causes, using his business
skills to benefit the community.
Although he is based in Auckland, Sir Noel
has a special family connection to the
Kapiti-Mana area. His mother was born in
Paraparaumu and his grandfather owned
one of the first general stores there.
Sir Noel was educated at St Kentigern College in Auckland. His first
job was with Fisher and Paykel as an engineering cadet, working
his way up to become a factory manager.
He then went out on his own, starting an appliance manufacturing
business – Robinson Industries – which he built up to become a
major company exporting 90% of their products. He sold this
business in 2000.
Since then he has developed and built the very successful
Highbrook Business Park in Auckland, and purchased
Paraparaumu Airport, now called Kapiti Coast Airport, turning it into
a regional airport.
Sir Noel has also focused his time on a huge range of charitable
projects. He is currently Chairman of Second Nature Charitable
Trust (which owns and runs the Vodafone Event Centre and Wero
White Water Park, investing profits into youth education
programmes), Chairman of the Sir Woolf Fisher Charitable Trust
(which provides fellowships for school principals, teachers, and
Police staff to undertake study overseas), and Trustee of the John
Walker Find Your Field of Dreams Foundation (which helps young
Aucklanders from areas of need become fit, active and healthy, for
example by providing free swimming lessons).
In 2006 Sir Noel was knighted for services to the community and
Patron of Wing 313
Helene Quilter, a career public servant, has
been Secretary of Defence and Chief
Executive of the Ministry of Defence since
assuming this role in December 2012. During
her time as the Secretary of Defence, she has
led a programme of change across all aspects
of the organisation and the way it partners with
other defence and security agencies. She is
currently leading an ambitious transformation
programme of military capability management.
Helene has over 38 years’ experience in the
Public Service. Immediately before her
appointment as Secretary of Defence, she was a Deputy
Commissioner at the State Services Commission where she
provided leadership to chief executives to improve agency
performance. Helene was responsible for managing the
performance of chief executives in the justice, defence, intelligence
and foreign affairs agencies on behalf of the State Services
She was previously a Deputy Chief Executive with the Ministry of
Helene has a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies from Victoria
University and serves as Public Sector Trustee on the Equal
Employment Opportunities (EEO) Trust.
Outside of work Helene enjoys collecting art, reading, and cooking
for friends and family.