Appointment of Deputy Director-General Disability

Media release

17 January 2019

The Ministry of Health has announced the appointment of Adri Isbister to the role of Deputy Director-General Disability.

Adri was most recently the CEO of Wairarapa DHB and during her tenure, led the development of cross-sector work and the implementation of Health Care Home, a primary care initiative.

More broadly, Adri has over 25 years’ experience in the health and disability sector. She is the former leader of LIFE Unlimited, a national health and disability service provider.

Adri also supported the implementation of the New Zealand Disability Strategy and has held governance positions within the national Needs Assessment Service Co-ordination Association (NASCA) and disability information services. Adri holds an executive Masters in Business Administration and in her career has received two business excellence awards.

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Deputy Director-General Disability.



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