Health and Care Services for New Zealand's Ageing Population

Planning for and resourcing the delivery of integrated services to meet future need

Event Details

Denise McGregor

Deputy Government Statistician and DCE Insights and Statistics

Statistics New Zealand

Professor Des Gorman

Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

University of Auckland

Timothy Kenealy

Associate Professor of Integrated Care

University of Auckland

Michele McCreadie,

General Manager, interRAI Services


Arnold Stroobach

Director – Australia

Buurtzorg International

Jim Nicolson

Manager, Healthy Ageing, Population Outcomes - System Strategy and Policy

Ministry of Health

Georgina Martin

Senior Researcher

Te Whānau O Waipareira

Ngaire Kerse

Head of School of Population Health and Professor of General Practice and Primary Health Care

University of Auckland

Valerie Wright-St Clair

Co-Director AUT Centre for Active Ageing

Auckland University of Technology

Dr Valerie Wright-St Clair is a Professor in the School of Clinical Sciences and Co-director of the AUT Centre for Active Ageing at the Auckland University of Technology. She teaches papers in the postgraduate programmes in older adult health and wellness, research philosophies and methods, evidence-based practice, as well as professional ethics and ethical reasoning. Her research projects and student supervision span studies in social gerontology, including the relationship between older people’s everyday lives and health, community inclusiveness and loneliness, quality outcomes in residential aged care, and older immigrants’ participation in communities, engaging cross culturally, and compassionate care. @vwstclair

Haze White


Te Whānau O Waipareira

Dr Ruth Teh

Principal Investigator - Staying UPright and Eating Well Research

National Science Challenge

Senior Lecturer

University of Auckland

Keriana Brooking

Deputy Director General - Health System Improvement and Innovation

Ministry of Health

Keriana Brooking: Deputy Director-General Health System Improvement and Innovation Keriana Brooking has been with the Ministry since 2014 in a number of senior positions, starting as Chief Advisor System Integration, and most recently as Deputy Director – Service Commissioning. When she first stepped into a senior role in health, it was as DHB Planning and Funding Manager at Tairawhiti District Health Board. When Primary Health Organisations (PHOs) first formed in 2002, she became Chief Executive Officer of Turanganui PHO. Subsequently six PHOs merged and Keriana went on to become Deputy CEO and General Manager Practice Services of the Midlands Health Network. Keriana has whakapapa links to Ngāti Pāhauwera me Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa and is widely recognised for her dedication and commitment to improving the health of New Zealanders, backed by a high level of experience in the context of change. A mother and grandmother, Keriana has a Masters in Public Management, and in 2008 was recognised with a Sir Peter Blake Emerging Leader Award for her primary and community healthcare work in Gisborne. Keriana was a 2018 finalist in the Public Policy section of the Westpac Women of Influence for her work in the Home and Community Support Worker pay equity implementation.

David Moore

Managing Director


David advises on complex strategy, public policy and commercial issues. He is internationally regarded for his work in pharmaceutical management and is expert in both market and non-market valuations. David has advised in a wide range of sectors, including primary industries, healthcare, advanced materials, food and beverage, and in media and digital. David has given expert testimony in New Zealand and Australia, and has consulted in Asia, Europe and the Pacific. David is trained as an accountant and an economist. He holds a Masters of Commerce from Auckland University and a Diploma in Health Economics from Tromso University. He is a member of LEANZ (Law and Economics Association of NZ), a Chartered Accountant, and is a member of the Institute of Directors. In 2015, David was made an Honorary Member of the Royal NZ College of General Practitioners. He is also a State Services Commission appointed Performance Improvement Framework reviewer.

Sarah Shanahan

Team Leader - Engage Community Allied Health Service

Hawkes Bay District Health Board

Andrea McLeod


Home and Community Care Association

GM - Strategic Change - Enliven

Presbyterian Support

Dr Matthew Croucher

Clinical Lead

The South Island Dementia Initiative

Psychiatrist of Old Age

Canterbury District Health Board

Dr Hamish Jamieson

Consultant - Healthcare of Older People

Canterbury District Health Board

John Ashley

Chief Operating Officer Community Services

The Selwyn Foundation

Therese Jeffs

Chief Executive

The CARE Village

Carolyn Cooper

Chief Operating Officer

Bupa Health and Care

Carolyn Cooper Carolyn joined Bupa NZ as Director Clinical Service Improvement (CSI) in April 2017. In July 2017 the Director of Operations and Director of CSI Roles were combined and the role is now known as Chief Operating Officer and Lead Nurse NZ. Prior to joining Bupa Carolyn worked as the Executive Director Clinical Operations for the Illawara Shoalhaven Local Health District based in Wollongong, New South Wales. Carolyn Cooper was appointed to the InterRAI New Zealand Governance Board in February 2018 as the Nurse representative. Carolyn has extensive experience in emergency nursing, older persons’ health, rehabilitation, orthopaedics and executive management. She has previously worked for the Public Health system in NZ and Australia, in the private health sector and for ACC. Carolyn worked as a General Manager for Canterbury DHB, has been the Chief Operating Officer at Wairarapa and Hutt Valley DHBs, and also worked as the Executive Director of People and Culture for the Wairarapa, Hutt, and Capital and Coast DHBs. Carolyn is currently Interim Chief Operating Officer, Australia, responsible for managing 72 care homes across 6 states.

Bill McDonald

Chief Executive

Arvida Group

Bill McDonald Ag.Com. Bachelor of Business (University of New England) M.Ab. Master of Agribusiness (University of Melbourne) Bill is an experienced retirement and aged care specialist with 18 years’ participation in the sector. Now 52 and living in Auckland, Bill has two children aged thirteen and fifteen. Originally from Australia, he and his Cantabrian wife Sarah relocated to New Zealand eight years ago. Bill entered the aged care and retirement industry partnering the Buxton Group to develop and operate the highly acclaimed Rylands facilities, an exclusive retirement housing brand In Melbourne. In early 2008 Stockland acquired the Rylands business with Bill joining Stockland Retirement Living executive team, operating Stockland’s 24 Retirement villages. Bill played a key directional role for the business as a member of the State Executive Committee. In January 2011 Bill accepted the position of General Manager of ING’s retirement assets in New Zealand. In this role, he operated and enhanced the villages and aged care assets with a focus on preparing the properties for sale, which occurred in November, 2011. In 2014 Bill took the position as CEO for the Arvida Group which successfully listed on the NZX with 17 retirement villages and residential aged care facilities. Through acquisition, Arvida has grown to 29 villages across New Zealand plus a development pipeline of over 1,000 units across the country. Arvida has a reputation for high quality resident-led communities and care provision through a continuum of care, needs based product mix.

Valerie Fletcher

Clinical Director Community Services Older Persons Health

Canterbury District Health Board

Chair, Health of Older People Service Level Alliance (HOPSLA)

The South Island Alliance

Dr Valerie Fletcher: Bio Valerie Fletcher BM FRACP MMedSc (Clin Epid) I completed my undergraduate training in the UK, before moving to the Southern Hemisphere to complete my advanced training in geriatric medicine and general medicine in Christchurch, NZ and Sydney, Australia. I have been a consultant in geriatric medicine and general medicine with the Canterbury District Health Board since 2003. My areas of interest are community geriatrics, stroke medicine and delirium. I have been a member of the South Island Alliance Health of Older People Service Level Alliance (HOPSLA) since 2013 and am currently Chair.
  • Conference - Public Sector & Registered Charities***
  • $1999 + GST
  • 29 - 30 Apr 2019
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