Nine recipients were welcomed to Government House this morning for their investiture ceremony, including Dame Judy McGregor, who was acknowledged for her services to human rights and health. Dame Judy has worked with human rights institutions internationally, including in Nepal, Jordan and Palestine. She was the first Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner for the NZ Human Rights Commission, serving two terms in that role. Her report on working conditions in the aged care industry contributed to several reforms in that sector.
Dr Bryan Betty received an ONZM for services to health. Dr Betty has been a strong advocate for health equality issues, particularly surrounding rheumatic fever and Type 2 Diabetes. During the pandemic, Dr Betty has been part of the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Technical Advisory Group.
Glenise Day received a QSM for her services to the Chatham Islands community, where she is closely involved with the Chatham Islands Health Centre, and volunteers also with St John.