Dr Judith Aitken, of Paekakariki, CNZM, for services to local government, the community and education
Dr Judith Aitken was a Councillor for the Greater Wellington Regional Council and sat on the Council’s Te Upoko Taiao, Environmental Wellbeing, and Social and Cultural Wellbeing Committees. She was Chair of the Capital and Coast District Health Board. Dr Aitken is a member of the Carter National Observatory Board, the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary Board, and the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand Board. She is a Trustee of the Citizenship Trust. Dr Aitken was Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Chief Review Officer of the Education Review Office. She served on the New Zealand Teachers’ Council Review. Dr Aitken is currently collating four oral histories, one on disabled women succeeding in their chosen fields, and one on the history of women in the Public Service typing pools.