Mrs Catherine Cooney, of Rotorua, MNZM, for services to health and the community
Catherine Cooney was Director of Nursing and Midwifery and then Chief Executive of the Lakes District Health Board.
She chairs the boards of InterRAI New Zealand and Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology. She facilitates national workforce planning for the Kaiāwhina care and support workforce.
She is a Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal member, a Foundation Fellow and Censor of College of Nurses Aotearoa, a Fellow and National Council Treasurer of the Australasian College of Health Service Management – Aotearoa, and co-Chair of Healthy Families Rotorua.
Mrs Cooney is a Rotorua District Presbyterian Church elder and volunteered as a midwife and community development nurse in Kiribati and public health nurse in Hokianga.