Robyn Shearer is the Chief Executive for Te Pou – national centre for mental health, addictions and disability workforce development. Te Pou support the Ministry of Health, agencies, services and front-line staff in New Zealand with workforce, research and data.
Robyn has worked in the sector for 30 years – beginning her career in nursing, then moving on to clinical leadership and management roles. She has worked at the Health Research Council of New Zealand and Ministry of Health leading programmes on mental health. She has been at Te Pou for 9 years and is on a number of national boards and advisory groups, as well as international leadership networks.