Mrs Shelley Payne, MNZM, of Tauranga, for services to people with intellectual disabilities
Shelley Payne became involved with IHC to support her son, who had complex disabilities.
She became President of IHC Mid-Bay of Plenty Branch and then Vice President of IHC New Zealand.
She chaired the Self-Advocacy Advisory Committee of the IHC Board and was a director of IHC’s service company IDEA Services Ltd, involved in finding new ways of supporting people with intellectual disabilities following the end of institutional care in New Zealand.
She is Chair of the Arohanui Art and Education Trust, which delivers individually tailored programmes for people with disabilities.
Mrs Payne has supported IHC events through her hotel business in Tauranga.