Board of Directors

Mark Jones.png Dr Mark Jones, Co Chair (Arorangi)

DSocSci MSc, BSc (Hons) Nurs., RN, RHV, FCNA(NZ), FACN


Kia ora e te whānau
Ko Indian Head te māunga
Ko Chew Brook te awa
No Ingarangi ahau
Kei Coatesville, Aotearoa ahau e noho ana

I am proud to call myself a Kiwi and New Zealand my home! As someone who has spent 30 years dedicated to furthering our profession, from being a junior nurse through to having the honour and privilege of occupying senior leadership positions across our world, I am committed to working to promote the work of the College as we seek to ensure nursing is able to maximize its contribution to our nation's health.

Current Role:
Health policy consultant, partner Pacific Health Testing Associates, President Nurses Christian Fellowship NZ/Te Kotahitanga Tapuhi Karaitiana o Aotearoa

Key Previous Roles:
Head of School of Nursing, Massey University
Professor for Transcultural Health Improvement, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia 
Director Global Health Alliance Western Australia Department of Health WA
Chief Nurse New Zealand
Director and CEO Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association (UK)
Primary Care Policy Adviser, Royal College of Nursing of the UK

Areas of Expertise:

  • Primary Health Care
  • Advanced Practice Roles
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Care Decision Making

Board Portfolio:
Primary Health Care Policy


Kathy Holloway Dr Kathy Holloway, Board Member

RN, MHSc, PGCert Online Education, Doctor of Nursing, FCNA(NZ)


Tēnā koutou katoa
I graduated from Wellington Polytechnic in 1980 and enjoyed nursing in the UK and Australia for around 14 years prior to returning to New Zealand with my family to begin a career in nursing education. My doctoral work, Developing a Specialist Framework for Nursing in New Zealand has been used by specialty nursing groups nationally to articulate the contribution they can make to addressing health care need. Through my research and national work I continue to focus on articulating the potential of nursing expertise to improve the patient experience, population health outcomes and inform workforce planning models. The College as a thought collective provides a critical nursing voice into this work.

Current Roles:
Director, Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Victoria University of Wellington
Ministerial appointed member of the New Zealand Nursing Council

Key Previous Roles:
Member of the Ministry of Health Expert Advisory Group for the 2015 review and update of the New Zealand Health Strategy

Areas Of Expertise:

  • Workforce Analysis and Planning
  • Nursing Education
  • Online Learning

Board Portfolio:


Erin Meads Erin Meads, Board Member


 RN, BN, PG Cert Adv Health Science, PG Dip Adv Nsg

I was born and raised in Whakatane, Bay of Plenty and started my nursing career in   Tauranga Hospital after completing my training at Waiariki Institute of Technology,   Rotorua.  I am fortunate enough to have worked in various frontline and leadership   nursing roles throughout NZ and Australia.  I am passionate about supporting the work of the College to ensure the nursing profession is recognized, enabled and supported to fully maximize its critical contribution in the delivery of quality health care in New Zealand.

Current Role:

Key Previous Roles:
Regional Clinical Director Health, Department of Corrections
Nursing Director, Primary Care

Areas of Expertise:

  • Primary Health Care
  • Youth & Women's Health
  • Workforce Development
  • Clinical Leadership & Quality


Professor Jenny CarryerProfessor Jenny Carryer, Executive Director



Current Role:

Professor of Nursing, Massey University

Key Previous Roles:
Ministerial Task Force on Nursing
PHO Task Force
Primary Health Care Advisory Council
Clinical Chair of Nursing, Massey University & MidCentral DHB
Chair HWNZ Nursing Governance Group

Areas of Expertise:

  • Primary Health Care 
  • Policy Long Term Conditions
  • Nursing Leadership
  • Nurse Practitioner Policy and Development

Chair National Nurse Leaders group

NGAIRA.jpgNgaira Harker, 
Acting Co-Chair 

Masters Health Science (Distinction) Nursing


Ka tangi te tītī
Ka tangi te kākā
Ka tangi hoki ahau

Ko Whakapunake te māunga Ko Wairoa te awa
Ko Takitimu te waka
Ko Mei Tipoki tōku tīpuna
Ko Ngati Kahungungu ki Wairoa tōku iwi
Ko Ngati Hine Hika tōku hapū
Ko Putahi tōku marae
Nō Wairoa ahau
Ko Raiha Harker rāua ko Brian Harker ōku mātua
Ko Ngaira Harker tōku ingoa

Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa

Current Role:
Nurse Director Māori Health/Māori Health Leadership Team Te Puni Tūmatawhānui, Health Improvement and Equity Directorate, Hawke’s Bay District Health Board

Key Previous Roles:
Advisory Board Maori - Nursing Council New Zealand Advisory Board Ngā Manukura o Apopo

Areas Of Expertise:

  • Māori Workforce Development
  • Undergraduate Nursing Education

Board Portfolio:
Maori Workforce Development



Liz Manning 2020aLiz Manning, project Manager

RN, BN, PG Cert (Leadership in Health Practice), MPhil (Nursing), FCNA(NZ), PhD Candidate

Current Role:
Director/Owner of Kynance Consulting Ltd
Health Workforce Consultant/Project Manager/Supervisor

Key Previous Roles:
Project Manager, Future Workforce, DHBNZ
Associate Director of Nursing/Nurse Advisor, Professional Development,Waitemata DHB.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Career coaching, work-role transition
  • Clinical/professional supervision
  • Competence review
  • NP portfolio desk audit
  • Portfolio development and assessment/PDRP/recertification
  • Project management

Portfolio Workshops
Endorsement Process (education)
Professional Supervision
e-Portfolio Administration


Areas of Interest