Wed 3 May 2023 AT 7:15 am , Auckland

Meet the Chiefs Breakfast with Margie Apa, Chief Executive of Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand

Join the IPANZ New Professionals for breakfast and the opportunity to hear from Margie Apa, Chief Executive of Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand on Wednesday 3 May at Deloitte, Auckland.

Margie Apa will be sharing insights about her career path, highlights, and challenges. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and directly engage with Margie. The event will kick off at 7.15am with a delicious breakfast and networking, followed by the speaker starting at 7.40am.

The event is free to attend and open to any young or new professionals who are working in the public service or ‘public service adjacent'. Come along to connect with like-minded people and learn from an inspiring speaker!


About the speaker:

Margie Apa is Chief Executive of Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, the government’s new centralised national health organisation. She has more than two decades of health-sector leadership experience, previously serving as CEO of Counties Manukau District Health Board.

Before becoming CEO of Counties Manukau District Health Board, Margie was Director of Population Health and Strategy at the district health board. She is the first Samoan to lead a district health board in New Zealand and has also served as Deputy Director-General Sector Capability and Implementation at the Ministry of Health. In December 2021 she was named as Chief Executive of Health New Zealand, which is set to come into operation on 1 July 2022.

Margie graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in management and employment relations, and also has a Master of Public Administration (Executive) from Victoria University of Wellington.

She has been on the Board of World Vision New Zealand since 2011 and was appointed Chair of the Board in 2019.

Margie is an active member of the Pacific Island Presbyterian community and carries the honorific title Fepulea’i from her family village of Sale’aula, Savai’I in Samoa.