Our patron, board and staff


Helen Clark

Rt Hon Helen Clarke ONZ SSI PC
Former New Zealand Prime Minister and Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme


Chair:  Emeritus Professor Robert Beaglehole
independent global public health practitioner.

Mihi Blair
Operations Manager, Equity, Procare Health

Dr Stephen Child
General physician with respiratory interest, elected to the Medical Council of New Zealand and past Chair of the NZ Medical Association.

Associate Professor Collin Tukuitonga
Associate Dean Pacific at the University of Auckland's Health and Medical Sciences faculty and government appointee to the Health Quality & Safety Commission Board.

Dr Gerry Devlin
Cardiologist and Medical Director of the Heart Foundation.

Dr Grace Wong
Director, Smokefree Nurses Aotearoa/New Zealand 

Rebecca Ruwhiu-Collins
Māori Hauora expert in treatment, national training for tobacco addiction and community mobilisation and development at Hāpai Te Hauora.


Director: Deborah Hart, former lawyer, Human Rights Review Tribunal Panel member.

Policy Advisor:  Ben Youdan

Researcher:  Sally Wong

Administration Assistant:  Sana Nuuaea Nouata