Sir Ashley Bloomfield

Sir Ashley Bloomfield has held executive leadership roles in the health sector for over a decade and was New Zealand’s Director-General of Health from June 2018 to July 2022. In 2023, Sir Ashley began a new role as a professor at the University of Auckland where he is teaching on public health and leadership and establishing a new Institute to strengthen the impact of the University’s world-class research. He is also working on global health with the World Health Organization and is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors, having recently been appointed to the Board of ESR. Sir Ashley Bloomfield studied medicine at the University of Auckland and has 25 years of experience in public policy and health leadership including a year at the World Health Organization in Geneva. He has held leadership positions across multiple District Health Boards including Capital & Coast, Wairarapa and Hutt Valley where he held the role of Chief Executive. He was appointed a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (KNZM) in the 2023 New Year Honours for services to public health. Drawing on his experience leading health care organisations and the health system, including during periods of significant change and uncertainty, Ashley will speak to delegates at NZIEC KI TUA about how to lead effectively now and in future. 

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