Championing education for students from Te Tai Tokerau
Lynette is the chief Executive of Ki A Ora Ngatiwai Health Trust. Formerly, the inaugural Chief Executive of Te Tai Tokerau MAPO Trust, with strategic co-funding management and co-monitoring of health and disability services in Te Tai Tokerau for Maori health gain, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Northland District Health Board and Maori. Lynette was chair of the Northland District Health Board from 2001 to 2009, and served on the National District Health Boards, New Zealand, and seven years on NZ National Health and Public Health Advisory Boards.
Lynette has extensive experience at both governance and operational levels in health and disability, welfare and education and is a member of the Institute of Directors, New Zealand. Awarded the University of Auckland Business School, Dame Mira Szazy Maori Business Leadership Award (Inaugural-2003), and the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2008, Lynette continues to champion education for students from Tai Tokerau, and acknowledges her own experience as a student of the University of Auckland, as a continuing highlight of her life. Respectively proud of both Maori and Scots heritage, Lynette is wife, mother, and grandmother, a strong advocate of family, great music and enjoyment of the great outdoors.