Ms Susan Sherrard, of Auckland, MNZM for services to people with disabilities
Susan Sherrard worked for CCS Disability Action for 14 years, serving as the Auckland Local Advisory Committee Chair and volunteering for the Disability Leadership Committee.
The National Disability Leadership Strategy that she helped to develop and implement has led to 25 percent of CCS Disability Action’s staff being people with disabilities.
She founded the Disabled Women’s Forum and was a key member of the Domestic Violence and Disability Group, and the Northern B Health and Disability Ethics Committee.
Ms Sherrard has been a member of the Auckland Disability Law Steering Committee, the Waitemata DHB Disability Support Advisory Committee, and the Auckland Council’s Disability Advisory Panel.