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Our people

HPA’s executive management team is made up of the Chief Executive and four General Managers.

Clive Nelson - Chief Executive

Clive has been the Chief Executive of HPA since its inception in 2012. He has previously worked in senior roles with a strategy, change management and performance optimisation focus in the private and public sectors. MBA qualified, he is a chartered member of the Institute of Directors. At the 2016 TVNZ Marketing Awards Clive won the marketing excellence category for chief executives and their teams, with judges commending the creativity and leadership of the HPA.

Laurianne Reinsborough - General Manager Operations

Laurianne  has an extensive background in operational management and has held positions in the health, injury prevention, volunteer and hospitality sectors. Canadian-born, Laurianne has an MBA with expertise in marketing and communications and strategy development.

Tane Cassidy - General Manager Communications and Capacity

Of Ngapuhi descent, Tane Cassidy has worked in the areas of health marketing, funding and contracting, and policy development since graduating from the University of Otago in the 1990s. He has worked with a wide range of government and non-government organisations, Māori, private businesses, and community groups.

Cath Edmondson - General Manager Policy, Research and Advice

Cath Edmondson has a background in policy, planning and community development working across such diverse areas as crime prevention and community safety, alcohol, urban planning, housing, and employment. Originally from Australia, Cath has worked in central and local government and the community sector both there and in New Zealand.

Chris Allen - General Manager Corporate Services

Chris Allen is a chartered accountant and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, the Institute of Directors, and is a Fellow of CPA Australia. In addition to running the finance function, Chris oversees support services including HPA’s technology systems, information and records management, human resources, and facilities management.