Anushiya Ponniah

Born in Sri Lanka, and now based in Tauranga, Anushiya’s career has centered on the public health sector, where she currently acts as an independent consultant and advisor to iwi providers and district health boards. She has a particular interest in advancing Kaupapa Māori models of care that contributes to achieving equitable outcomes for Māori. Anushiya was previously Chief Executive of New Zealand’s Royal District Nursing Service, and has been a lecturer with the University of Otago’s Master of Business Administration programme. Anushiya is a Chartered Director and has held various governance roles in the education sector.