Leadership in the Ministry

The Ministry is led by an executive governance team. There are also specialist health professional and advisory roles to provide clinical and technical advice to the Minister of Health, the Ministry and the sector.

In this section

  • Meet the Ministry’s governance team. Read more
  • These roles have functions set out in the law, for which the Ministry provides organisational support Read more
  • The Ministry's clinical leaders provide clinical leadership and advice and are likely to have professional backgrounds. The provision of practical, clinical and technical advice is key to helping New Zealanders live longer, healthier and more independent lives. Read more
  • The allied health workforce is made up of health professionals who are not part of the medical, dental or nursing professions. There are at least 43 professions that are classed as Allied Health professions in New Zealand. Read more
  • Ian Town is the Chief Science Advisor at the Ministry of Health. Read more
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