Information and schedule below are subject to change.


Day 1
 Monday 15 August

Morning Session

Opening Statements

Afternoon Session

Ministry of Social Development – Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora

  • Debbie Power, Chief Executive
  • Barry Fisk, General Manager Te Kahui Kahu
  • Arran Jones, Executive Director of Te Mana Whakamaru Motuhake/Independent Children’s Monitor 
Day 2
 Tuesday 16 August


New Zealand Police – Ngā Pirihimana o Aotearoa

  • Andrew Coster, Commissioner of Police
  • Tania Kura, Deputy Commissioner: Leadership & Capability
Day 3
Wednesday 17 August

 9am start

Ministry of Health – Manatū Hauora

  • Dr Diana Sarfati, Director-General of Health
  • Dr John Crawshaw, Director Mental Health and Addiction
  • Dr Arran Culver, Acting Associate Deputy Director-General Mental Health and Addiction
  • John Whaanga, Deputy Director-General, Māori Health

Whaikaha – Ministry of Disabled People

  • Geraldine Woods, Acting Chief Executive
  • Amanda Bleckmann, Deputy Chief Executive, Service Delivery
  • Hannah Kerr, General Manager, Policy 
Day 4
Thursday 18 August

 9am start


Ministry of Education – Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

  • Iona Holsted, Chief Executive and Secretary for Education
  • David Wales, National Director Learning Support and Special Education
  • Rachel Vink, Manager National Service Support and Guidance
  • Yvette Guttenbeil Po’uhila, Manager Auckland Pacific Work Programme
Day 5
Friday 19 August

9am start

Morning Session

Education Review Office – Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga

  • Nicholas Pole, Chief Executive
  • Lynda Pura-Watson, Deputy Chief Executive – Evaluation and Review Maori
  • Jane Lee, Deputy Chief Executive – Review and Improvement

Afternoon Session

Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand

  • Robyn Baker ONZM, Chair
  • Lesley Hoskin, Chief Executive
Day 6, 7 and 8
Monday 22 August - Wednesday 24 August

9am start 

Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children

  • Chappie Te Kani, Chief Executive 
  • Peter Whitcombe, Chief Social Worker 
  • Nicolette Dickson, Deputy Chief Executive – Quality Practice & Experiences 
  • Frana Chase, Director Youth Justice Transformation Whanau Care in Service Delivery
  • Aiolupotea Sina Aiolupotea-Aiono, Chief Advisor Pacific
  • Claudia Boyles, Chief Advisor Disability
  • Paula Attrill, General Manager International Casework and Adoption in Service Delivery
Day 9
Thursday 25 August

9am start

Morning Session

Department of Corrections – Ara Poutama Aotearoa

  • Jeremy Lightfoot, Chief Executive
  • Juanita Ryan, Deputy Chief Executive, Health
  • Neil Beales, General Manager Custodial and Chief Custodial Officer
  • Jessica Borg, General Manager Psychology and Programmes
  • Rebecca Barson, General Manager Reintegration and Housing

Afternoon Session

Office of the Children’s Commissioner – Manaakatia a Tātou Tamariki

  • Judge Eivers, Children’s Commissioner
  • Glenis Phillip-Barbara, Former Assistant Māori Commissioner for Children
  • Fiona Cassidy, Executive Director
Day 10
Friday 26 August

9am start

Morning Session

Ombudsman New Zealand – Te Tari o te Kaitiaki Mana Tangata

  • Peter Boshier, Chief Ombudsman

Ministry for Pacific Peoples

  • Laulu Mac Leauanae, Secretary

  • Aiono Matthew Aileone, Deputy Secretary for Policy

Te Puni Kokiri – Ministry of Māori Development

  • Dave Samuels, Chief Executive and Secretary for Māori Development

  • Grace Smith, Deputy Secretary – Strategy, Finance and Performance

Afternoon Session

Te Kawa Mataaho – Public Service Commission

  • Peter Hughes, Public Service Commissioner

Closing statements