Karen Poutasi
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Karen Poutasi

Taumata Arowai (Water services regulator)


  • Commissioner of Waikato DHB, and chair of the Covid-19 Vaccination and Immunisation Governance Group.
  • Dame Karen has previously served as the director general of health and chief executive of NZQA.
  • She was a member of the Havelock North Drinking Water Inquiry panel. She is also chair of Wellington Uni-Professional and deputy chair of N4L.


NZ Qualifications Authority / Mana tohu Mātauranga o Aotearoa
May 2006 - Apr 2019
Network for Learning (N4L)
Deputy Chair, Director
Jul 2014 - Present
Waikato DHB
May 2019 - Present
Wellington Uni-Professional. Subsidiary of Victoria University of Wellington
Aug 2020 - Present
Taumata Arowai (Water services regulator)
Feb 2021 - Present

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