Board of Directors

Dr Kathy Holloway, Co Chair

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

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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, Board Member

Erin Meads Qualifications:

 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:
Nursing Director, ProCare Health Limited

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 & Quailty


Dr Mark Jones, Board Member

Mark Jones.pngQualifications:
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:
Associate Head of School, Massey University School of Nursing President Nurses Christian Fellowship NZ / Te Kotahitanga Tapuhi Karaitiana o Aotearoa

Key Previous Roles:
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


Professor Jenny Carryer, Executive Director

Jenny Carryer.pngQualifications:

Current Role:
Professor of Nursing, Massey University

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

Areas of Expertise:

  • Primary Health Care Health

  • Policy Long Term Conditions

  • Nursing Leadership

  • Nurse Practitioner Policy and Development

Board Portfolio:
Chair HWNZ Nursing Governance Group
Chair National Nurse Organisations Leaders group


RN, PG Dip (Nursing)

Nurse Leader, National Hauora Coalition


Director of Nursing - ProCare
Associate Director of Nursing Māori - Auckland District Health Board & The University of Auckland 


  • Primary Care

  • Workforce Development

  • Child Health

Måori Health and Inequitiy

Board Portfolio:
Co-Chair (Māori) 



Ngaira Harker, Board member 

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

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Current Role:
Director of Nursing Te Ōhanga Mataora Paetahi - Bachelor of Health Science Maori nursing - Te Whare Wananga O Awanuiārangi

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

Areas Of Expertise:

  • Maori Workforce Development

  • Undergraduate Nursing Education

Board Portfolio:

Maori Workforce Development


Liz Manning, Operations Manager

Liz Manning.pngQualifications:
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