Tue 2 May 2023 AT 7:15 am , Wellington

Meet the Chiefs Breakfast with Gerardine Clifford-Lidstone, Chief Executive – Ministry for Pacific Peoples

Join the IPANZ New Professionals Leadership Team for a light breakfast and the opportunity to meet Gerardine Clifford-Lidstone, Chief Executive of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples.

Come at 7.15am for breakfast, the speaker will start at 7.45am, it's an early start but well worth the effort to hear Gerardine discuss first-hand her career path, highlights and challenges. There will be the opportunity to ask questions and engage with Gerardine as well.

About the speaker:

Gerardine Clifford-Lidstone was appointed Secretary for Pacific Peoples and Chief Executive of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) from February 2023.

She joined MPP following three years as Director, Pacific Health at Manatū Hauora - Ministry of Health. She previously held the role of General Manager, Child Youth, Localities and Family Harm at the Capital and Coast District Health Board.

Between 2015 and 2018, Gerardine was a self-employed consultant, including senior consultant for Pacific Perspectives Limited.

Gerardine held the role of National Programme Manager, Sector Capability and Improvement at the Ministry of Health between 2010 and 2012 and was CE of Taeaomanino Trust for nine years between 2001 and 2010.

She has also held several community governance roles, including Chair of the Wellington Community Trust, and was Chief Executive of a Pacific social service and health provider based in Porirua.

Of Samoan descent, Gerardine holds an MBA from Massey University and a Bachelor of Arts from Victoria University and is both a Winston Churchill Fellow and Salzberg Global Seminar Fellow.