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Our people

Te Hiringa Hauora Chief Executive is Tane Cassidy. The organisation is structured into five groups.


The Operations group’s role is to:

  • set strategies for Te Hiringa Hauora programmes
  • develop strong partnerships with key stakeholders
  • deliver high quality initiatives
  • support communities to develop local solutions to local problems.

Acting General Manager - Mary O'Hagan

Communications, Digital and Marketing

The Communications, Digital and Marketing group’s role is to enhance the performance and reputation at Te Hiringa Hauora by:

  • ensuring high quality strategic marketing and communications advice and services
  • developing organisation-wide approaches across key settings and population areas
  • managing new national health promotion initiatives.

General Manager – Debra Jensen

Policy, Research and Advice

The Policy, Research and Advice group’s role is to provide policy advice to:

  • inform the development of public health policy, health promotion and harm reduction across a wide range of health issues
  • provide recommendations on alcohol-related public policy
  • advise on best health promotion practice.

Through its research programme, the group provides in-depth understanding of the population groups that our health promotion initiatives are trying to reach and influence, and advice on strategies that are most effective.

General Manager – Cath Edmondson 

Corporate Services

The Corporate Services group’s role is to enhance performance at Te Hiringa Hauora by providing effective and efficient support to the organisation in:

  • information and communications technology
  • information and records management
  • human resources
  • finance
  • facilities management.

General Manager – Lucy Hickman

Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Kai Okohapai – Papa Nahi