Dr Chris Tooley (Ngāti Kahungunu)

Chief Executive

Te Puna Ora o Mataatua

Dr Chris Tooley is the Chief Executive of Te Puna Ora o Mataatua based in Whakatāne which provides healthcare and social services across the Eastern Bay of Plenty. He lives in Ōhope. Dr Tooley is the Co-Chair of the Bay of Plenty Regional Skills Leadership Group, member of the NEMA Ministerial Advisory Committee, lead technical advisor to the Iwi Leaders Chairs Hauora Group and sat on the Ministry of Health Māori COVID-19 Experts Group. Previously he was the Senior Ministerial Advisor to Sir Pita Sharples, Minister of Māori Affairs, Associate Minister of Education and Corrections between 2008-2014 and was Vice-Chair of the International Working Group on Indigenous Affairs (2015-2019). Dr Tooley is a recent recipient of the Blake Leadership Award 2020.‍

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