Professor Spencer Beasley, of Christchurch, ONZM, for services to paediatrics
Spencer Beasley is President of the New Zealand Association of Paediatric Surgeons and former President of the Australia and New Zealand Association of Paediatric Surgeons. He initiated the establishment of a specialist paediatric surgical service for the South Island. He has contributed to surgical education in his specialty and across the nine Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) specialties. He has held several leadership roles with RACS. He is a former Trustee of the Rainbow Children’s Trust, current Trustee of Children’s Cancer Research Trust, and a member of the Pacific Association of Paediatric Surgeons Board of Governors. Professor Beasley is a member of the Male Champions of Change group, made up of senior leaders committed to achieving gender equality in their organisations and fields.