Open for leadership awards

The Commission launched the Open for leadership awards in January 2017, as part of our building leadership and capability programme.

The awards recognise emerging leaders who have made a difference to patient care, with a particular focus in 2018 on nominations for emerging primary care leaders or consumer leaders.

The awards are part of our ongoing partnership work with health providers to build capability and leadership, and share best practice.

Nominations are for individuals only, although they can be individuals who have successfully led a team. Clinical nominees must be within their first five years of taking on a clinical leader’s role.

In the 2018 awards, each district alliance in New Zealand can decide whom to put forward for the award, and how it goes about choosing that person.

Each award winner receives a certificate, trophy and free place at an upcoming Commission event of their choice (subject to availability).

Award winners 2018–20

The award winners for 2018–20 are listed below. To view the 2017 award winners, please click here.

Sonya Veale

South Canterbury DHB

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 Sonya Veale poster web
Kāpiti ambulance redirection service: joint
initiative between Capital & Coast DHB,
Wellington Free Ambulance, Tū Ora
Compass Health PHO and Kāpiti GPs

Steering group:
Vanessa Simpson (WFA)
Nicky McGeorge (CCDHB)
Mabli Jones (GM, Tū Ora Compass
Sarah Duncan (Tū Ora Compass
Dr Herman Van Kradenburg
(Waikanae Health)

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 Kapiti paramedic partnership
Porirua Union & Community Health
Service: Health Care Home leadership

GP lead Simon Saena
Nurse lead Ioana Viliamu-Amusia
Practice manager Hiueni Nuku
Senior administrator Jacqueline Ward
Capital & Coast DHB

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Brendon Dolman

Recovery advisor
Waikato DHB

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Brendon Dolman
Maria Petrovics-Edens

Endoscopy coordinator
West Coast DHB

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Maria Petrovics Edens
Maria Pasene

Pasifika health manager
Pegasus Health

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Maria Pasene 
Emma Williams

Occupational therapist/Clinical coordinator
Nelson Marlborough DHB

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Emma Williams May 2018

Last updated 23/04/2020