HiNZ After 5 Networking Event

July 7, 2021
BECA, 21 Pitt Street, Auckland

Guest Speakers

Shayne Hunter and Emily Mailes will provide an update on progress with the health reforms. Shayne will provide the Ministry perspective. Emily is the Director for Digital Health at EY and the lead policy advisor for digital and data within the Transition Unit. She will share an update on the bold digital and data mandate that has been outlined as part of reform, and the opportunities for the digital health community to contribute.

Shayne Hunter, Deputy Director-General, Data & Digital, Ministry of Health

Shayne Hunter joined the Ministry of Health in March 2019. He has spent the last 19 years in the health and disability sector where he developed a strong a passion for information and technology enabled improvements for the system and for the health outcomes for individuals and our population. His previous role was as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Capital & Coast, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa DHBs where he was a member of the ELT for each district health board. He was also previously the chair of the Central Region DHB’s CIO group and the Chair of the Health Sector National IS Leaders Forum. Prior to his role as CIO, he was based at the Ministry and led a number of national initiatives in the area of medicines management. Shayne started his career with IBM before leaving to establish a number of start-up business based on emerging technologies. From there he has held delivery and leadership roles in government and the private sector.

Emily Mailes, Director, Digital Health, EY

Emily is the lead policy advisor for digital and data within the Transition Unit for Health Reform. Emily is also a Director at EY, in the Oceania Health Practice, and advises health organisations across Australia and New Zealand on digital and data strategy. Emily’s previous role at EY was global lead for Digital Health,  during which time she worked in over 20 countries, helping health systems adapt new technologies to deliver more effective healthcare services. Emily has an academic background in clinical informatics and completed a research fellowship at Stanford Medical School.

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Shayne Hunter

Deputy Director General Data and Digital

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