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Our people

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

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


The Alcohol group's role is to oversee the stewardship of alcohol harm reduction in Aotearoa New Zealand. This includes:

  • providing strategic leadership, advice and research for government in the areas of policy and culture change
  • developing and championing strategies and actions to reduce alcohol related harm with external stakeholders and across government
  • collaboratively co-designing and delivering programmes to reduce alcohol related harm in Aotearoa New Zealand.

General Manager - Keith Newton

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

Insights and Evaluation

General Manager - David Dundon-Smith

Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Kai Okohapai – Papa Nahi