Robyn Shearer
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Robyn Shearer

Ministry of Health / Manatū Hauora

Deputy director general, DHB performance and support

  • CEO for Te Pou o te Whakaaro nui for the past 10 years.
  • Took Te Pou to international recognition as an evidence-based workforce centre for mental health, addiction and disability.
  • Has created strong sector partnerships for service improvement.
  • Former nurse and has worked in front-line mental health services and leadership roles in district health boards.
  • Has worked in the Health Research Council and Ministry of Health in workforce development, policy and leading the mental health group.


Ministry of Health / Manatū Hauora
Acting Group Manager, Mental Health, Workforce Manager, Mental Health
Jan 2004 - Dec 2008
Jan 2006 - Present
Wise Group
Chief Executive, Te Pou
Jan 2008 - Dec 2019
Te Pou
Chief Executive, Te Pou
Jul 2008 - Dec 2019
Ministry of Health / Manatū Hauora
Deputy Chief Executive Officer - Sector Support & Infrastructure, Acting Deputy Director General - District Health Board Performance & Infrastruture, Deputy Director General, Mental Health & Addiction
Jan 2019 - Present

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