Kevin is a longstanding supporter of the Foundation’s work. He has a strong commitment to promoting mental wellbeing in Aotearoa New Zealand and doing so in a way that upholds the Treaty of Waitangi. He also has personal experience of the impact of mental health challenges.
Kevin has a broad range of leadership experience in the health, disability and justice sectors, developed in senior positions in the public service and NGOs. His core skills include developing and implementing strategy, building collaborative relationships, and supporting organisations to thrive and develop in serving their communities.
Kevin recently completed terms as Mental Health Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner with the office of the Health and Disability Commissioner. Previous roles include CE of the Life Flight Trust, CE of CCS Disability Action, Deputy Secretary with the Ministry of Justice and a Performance Review Manager with the Public Service Commission. He has also undertaken a number of governance roles including Chair of the Mary Potter Hospice.
His academic qualifications are in law and he is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors.