The Compliance Panel meets up to four times a year. The provisional meeting dates for 2020 are:
- 24 March
- 26 May
- 25 August
- 24 November.
Chair – Iris Reuvecamp (Wellington)
Iris is a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. She holds a number of qualifications of relevance to chairing the CP including an LLB Hons/BA and Masters of Bioethics and Health Law. She is also a member of the Institute of Directors and an Associate Member of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand.
Iris has a strong interest in the health and disability sector, having practised in the medico-legal field for close to 20 years. She provides advice to private and public sector clients on a range of public, administrative, and regulatory issues as well as teaching health and disability law at the University of Otago.
Beyond her legal background, Iris has extensive experience chairing groups, including those that deal with complex issues. She is the current Chair of the Ethics Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology (ECART) and is a Board member of several private entities including Ashburn Clinic, Masonic Villages Limited and Masonic Care Limited.
Adjudicator – Jane Glover (Auckland)
Jane is an independent barrister and mediator with 20 years’ legal experience. She has eight years’ adjudication experience including time spent as an Assistant Commissioner at the Intellectual Property Office. In this role, Jane heard trade mark and patent cases, which required her to prepare formal written decisions following in-person hearings or on the basis of written submissions and evidence filed on behalf of the parties. She is also currently Deputy Chair of the Copyright Tribunal, which adjudicates cases independently.
Current Health Practitioner – Dr Whitney Davis (Tauranga)
Whitney was appointed as the health practitioner in 2020. Whitney is a dual GP/RHM trainee who currently works as a GP in Mt Maunganui.
Whitney has had a special interest in breastfeeding medicine and perinatal mental health for the last 4years, and has been undertaking further training to also qualify as an IBCLC. She has volunteered as a breastfeeding peer counsellor and a La Leche League Leader both here in the Bay of Plenty and in Christchurch.
Whitney’s professional memberships include Royal New Zealand College of General Practice, the Division of Rural Hospital Medicine, the international Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Aotearoa, and she is currently also an active La Leche League Leader.
Consumer Representative – Milly Carter (Wellington)
In October 2016 Milly was appointed as the Consumer Representative of the Compliance Panel. Milly is a Registered Nurse (RN) and qualified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Currently, she coordinates a Breastfeeding Support Service with Te Runanganui o te Atiawa ki te Upoko o te Ika a Maui.
In this role, Milly works alongside hospital and community based health and social services to provide breastfeeding help and education to families, particularly to Maori, Pacific and teen parents. She also has a small role providing ongoing education and support to Breastfeeding Peer Counsellors.
Milly has 25 years experience working as a RN in a variety of settings including seven years as a renal nurse. Following this she worked in a Postnatal ward, initially as a RN and then as a Lactation Consultant and Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) coordinator.
She has worked as a volunteer for local community services including Playcentre, Plunket and Homebirth support groups, and has also volunteered abroad working in a refugee camp in Northern Greece with a Non-Government Organisation that specialised in safe infant feeding.
Milly’s professional memberships include the New Zealand Nurses Organisation and the New Zealand Lactation Consultants Association.
Academic – Carol Bartle (Christchurch)
Carol Bartle has a nursing, midwifery and lactation consultant background and has a post-graduate diploma in Child Advocacy and a Masters of Health Sciences. Her research thesis explores the experiences of initiating and maintaining lactation, and establishing breastfeeding in a neonatal intensive care environment.
Carol has worked on a number of major projects including the development of ‘Ten Steps for the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding in early childhood education’ (with Professor Judith Duncan), a literature review for a business case for a NICU milk bank, and the development of a community donor milk bank in Christchurch. She has also worked on projects related to prison Mother-Baby units and support for pregnant women and incarcerated women with babies and young children.
Her major interests include infant and young child feeding in emergencies, the International Code and marketing, and breastfeeding and infant feeding politics.
Carol works as a policy analyst with the New Zealand College of Midwives. She is also a member of the La Leche League New Zealand professional advisory group and a board member of a women’s refuge in Christchurch.
Industry Representative – Jan Carey (Canberra)
Jan Carey has been appointed as the Industry representative of the Compliance Panel. She is the CEO of the Infant Nutrition Council which is a trans-Tasman organisation representing the interests of the infant formula industry in Australia and New Zealand.
Prior to this, Jan was responsible for SIDS and Kids, Australia’s research, bereavement and health promotion programs. She was Chair of SIDS and Kids Scientific Advisory Committee, a member of the Global Strategy Task Force for education and SIDS and Kids’ representative on SIDS International. Jan is a co-founder of the Australian and New Zealand Stillbirth Alliance and until recently a member of the Executive Board of the International Stillbirth Alliance.