Dame Karen Poutasi shares insights from her career in the public service, in an interview with IPANZ Executive Director Shenagh Gleisner. Dr Poutasi was named in the 2020 Queens Honours as a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to education and the State. She has served as Director General of Health at the Ministry of Health and Chief Executive of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. Last year she was seconded from NZQA to serve as Commissioner for the Waikato District Health Board.
She shares some of her successes, some of her ‘fails’ and some of the valuable lessons she has learned along the way.