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Our people

The executive management team at Te Hiringa Hauora is made up of the Chief Executive and four General Managers.

Tane Cassidy - Chief Executive

Of Ngāpuhi descent, Tane Cassidy has worked in the areas of health marketing, funding and contracting, and policy development since graduating from the University of Otago in the 1990s. He has worked with a wide range of government and non-government organisations, Māori, private businesses, and community groups.

Laurianne Reinsborough - General Manager Operations

Laurianne has an extensive background in operational management and has held positions in the health, injury prevention, volunteer and hospitality sectors. Canadian-born, Laurianne has an MBA with expertise in marketing and communications and strategy development.

Cath Edmondson - General Manager Policy, Research and Advice

Cath Edmondson has a background in policy, planning and community development working across such diverse areas as crime prevention and community safety, alcohol, urban planning, housing, and employment. Originally from Australia, Cath has worked in central and local government and the community sector both there and in New Zealand.

Lucy Hickman - General Manager Corporate Services

Lucy Hickman is a chartered accountant (CAANZ) and has experience in public practice, corporate and not-for-profit organisations in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. Lucy and her team are responsible for all aspects of finance, human resources, technology systems, information and records management, procurement and facilities management.

Debra Jensen - General Manager Communications, Digital and Marketing

With Ngāti Porou and Ngāpuhi whakapapa, Debra is a senior Māori communications and marketing practitioner with over 16 years experience working in the public sector including the Ministry of Education, Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, Te Puni Kōkiri and more recently Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.  She is also a seasoned broadcast journalist having worked at TVNZ and Māori Television.  Historically, Debra’s teams have created some of the most iconic health campaigns from the last 10 years – and she hopes to leverage that legacy to grow wider recognition for Te Hiringa Hauora and its aspiration to become a tiriti dynamic organisation. 

Papa Nahi - Kai Okohāpai General Manager Tiriti and Equity

Over a twenty year period Papa (Ngāpuhi nui tonu) has worked in Māori public health, community development and public health research. Her Masters in Health Science degree explored the roles of iwi and Te Tiriti o Waitangi in Māori health development