Adri Isbister
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Adri Isbister

Ministry of Health / Manatū Hauora

Deputy director general, disability

  • Previously CEO at Wairarapa DHB, leading development of cross-sector work and implementation of Health Care Home, a primary care initiative.
  • More than 25 years’ experience in the health and disability sector.
  • The former leader of LIFE Unlimited, a national health and disability service provider.
  • Supported implementation of the NZ disability strategy and has held governance positions in the national Needs Assessment Service Co-ordination Association and disability information services.
  • Holds an executive MBA and has received two business excellence awards.


LIFE Unlimited
Jan 1996 - Dec 2010
LIFE Unlimited
Chief Executive
Jun 1996 - Sep 2010
Radius Medical Group
Chief Executive
Oct 2010 - Oct 2015
Wairarapa DHB
Oct 2015 - Present

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