Linda (Ngapuhi, Ngai Te Rangi) is from Whangarei and joined Plunket in February 2016 as the Regional Manager of Northern Operations, and became the Chief of Operational Performance in December 2017.
With 30 years’ experience in the Justice Sector, Linda has done everything from Operations to Service Design and Delivery, to Human Resources and Change Management. She also has an Executive Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Australian and New Zealand School of Government.
But the thing that gets her out of bed each morning is her passion for people.
From when she first started at the (then) Department of Justice, straight out of high school, the thing that led Linda to work in management was her drive to see people treated well at work, and for them to be supported to thrive – and that’s something she’s carried with her for her whole working life.
And as a Māori woman, she is also committed to doing all she possibly can to create positive change for tamariki and health (and system-wide) equity for Māori.