Sharon Shea, of Auckland, MNZM, for services to Māori health and development
Sharon Shea was the Northern Regional Health Authority’s Strategy Manager and a key member of its Māori Health Team. She helped write the first contracts between Māori health providers and government. She was a strategic and operational leader for multiple Māori health teams. She has supported Māori health and wellbeing through her consulting business, Shea Pita and Associates Ltd. She was national trainer and advisory for a whole-of-government adoption of Results Based Accountability. She has sat on numerous Boards and is a member of the North Shore Māori Women’s Welfare League, a guest presenter on The Flea radio station, and a regular sponsor of the South Auckland DZIAH Dance Academy.