Warren Lindberg, Chief Executive Officer

Warren has a distinguished public health and managerial past. As Group Manager Public Health at the Ministry of Health’s National Health Board, (2007-2012) he was responsible for contracting public health services. However, he is perhaps best known for his 12 years as the first Executive Director of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation (1986 to 1998), and as Manager of the Project to Counter Stigma and Discrimination Associated with Mental Illness from 1999 to 2001, including the launch of the mass media campaign “Like Minds, Like Mine”.

He has been a Human Rights Commissioner (2001-2006) and in 1999 was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to welfare.

Leona Head, Membership and Administration Manager

Leona’s (Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Te Arawa, Ngāti Hako) background in finance and administration are strengths brought to the role of the Membership and Administration Manager.

Leona works to ensure the small office ticks over and the systems and processes support the staff on a day to day basis to ensure they are enabled to do their job.

She works closely with the CEO and the Treasurer to ensure that they are provided with the information they require to assist in their reporting to Council.

Her external relationships are with the PHA accountant and auditors, branch committees and members.

Libby Grant, Policy Advisor

Libby (Pākehā) has a policy role in our team. She works on writing submissions and advocating policy, is secretary of our Policy Committee, manages our social media and is responsible for two of our online newsletters: PolicySpot and the Bulletin, and she also helps manage our website.

Libby has a Master’s degree in Public Health and also works at the Public Health Department of the University of Otago, Wellington. Her area of research for her Master’s was the way policy has influenced the quality of private rental housing in New Zealand. She is a qualified physiotherapist.


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