Tu Te Akaaka Roa New Zealand National Committee members

Ron Baker Kaumātua
Moe Milne Kuia
Hiran Thabrew Chair, Child and Academic Psychiatrist
Alison MastersDeputy Chair, Adult Psychiatrist and Affiliate Member
 Susanna Every-PalmerEx-Chair Forensic and Academic Psychiatrist
Carolyn SwansonLived Experience Member and Honorary Psychiatrist
Mark LawrenceMāori, Ex-Chair and Adult Psychiatrist
Francis AgnewPasifika, Adult Psychiatrist
Sue MackerseyAdult and Rural Psychiatrist
Arran CulverChild Psychiatrist
Matthew JenkinsAdult and Academic Psychiatrist
Suman Sinha Adult Psychiatrist
Oliver HansbyForensic Psychiatrist
Claire PatersonMāori, Adult Psychiatrist
Sam McBrideAddictions Psychiatrist
Leo SauiaChild Psychiatrist and NZ representative on the Binational Overseas Trained Psychiatrists Committee
Sarah RomansPrivate Adult Psychiatrist
Georgia RamsdenTrainee Representative
Brittany Stanley-Wishart Trainee Representative
Michael John O’Rawe Trainee Representative

Tu Te Akaaka Roa - New Zealand National Committee Regulations [PDF; 121 KB]

There are currently ten Committees and Subcommittees operating alongside Tu Te Akaaka Roa - NZ National Committee in New Zealand.

Faculty subcommittees

Each report to the respective Bi-national Faculty committee.

  • Addiction Psychiatry (Chair is A/Prof Giles Newton-Howes)
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Chair is Dr Tanya Wright) 
  • Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (Chair is Dr Adam Sims)
  • Forensic Psychiatry (Chair is Dr Shailesh Kumar)
  • Psychiatry of Old Age (Chair is Dr Bronwyn Copeland)

Section subcommittees

Each report to the respective Bi-national Section committee.

  • Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry (Chair is Dr James Gardiner)
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy and Neurostimulation (Chair is Dr Chris Gale)
  • Psychiatry of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Chair is Dr David Bathgate)

Education committees

  • New Zealand Training Committee (which reports to the Committee for Training) (Chair is Dr Greg Spencer)
  • Vocational Education Advisory Body (VEAB) Committee (Chair is Dr Greg Young)