New Children's Commissioner appointed

4 May 2011 | Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

Dr Wills is the Head of Paediatrics at Hawke’s Bay DHB and has a strong clinical background as well as a history of advocating for children. He will take up the role of part time Children’s Commissioner and continue part time as a paediatrician.


Dr Wills currently works at the Hawke’s Bay DHB as the Head of Department Child Youth and Health, where he is a clinical leader for child and adolescent health, family violence and child protection and practises as a General and Community Paediatrician. Dr Wills’ current research areas include before school checks evaluation, family violence intervention, and CYF foster care support.


Previous roles include the National Paediatrician for the Royal New Zealand Plunket Society, Royal Australasian College of Physicians Fellow and Senior Lecturer, Dept of Paediatrics and Child Health, at the Wellington School of Medicine.

Last updated 19/01/2012