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by Georgia Best

Board Member of eMHIC

Robyn Shearer

Deputy Chief Executive Officer - Deputy Director General - System Performance & Monitoring at Ministry of Health New Zealand

Robyn has worked in the health sector for over 30 years. She comes from a clinical background, beginning her career in health in nursing.  She has worked in frontline mental health services and leadership roles in District Health Boards.

Robyn came to Manatū Hauora with a vast range of sector experience having been the CEO for Te Pou o te Whakaaro nui for ten years. During this time, she grew Te Pou to be internationally recognised for evidence-based workforce and information/research programmes in mental health, addiction and disability and she created strong sector partnerships to enhance people’s lives through service improvement. Prior to this, Robyn worked for the Health Research Council and in the Ministry of Health in workforce development, policy and leading the Mental Health Group.

Within Manatū Hauora, Robyn established the Mental Health and Addiction Directorate team and led the DHB Performance Programme and which established an intensive support programme to support DHBs with performance challenges. From mid-2020, Robyn was Acting Deputy Chief Executive and supported the Director General with areas such as workforce development, COVID response and cross agency relationships.

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Anil Thapliyal

Executive Director

Christine Morgan


Robyn Shearer

Fredrik Lindencrona

Gregor Henderson

Laurianne Reinsborough

Michel Rodrigue

Victoria Hornby

CEO, Mental Health Innovations, UK

International Phone and Text Helplines

Victoria is CEO of Mental Health Innovations, the charity behind SHOUT, the UK’s first 24/7 crisis text service. From 2011 to 2017, she was Director of Programmes at The Royal Foundation, building a portfolio of projects including the Invictus Games, Coach Core, United for Wildlife and Heads Together.