Mr John Taylor, of Paraparaumu, ONZM for services to disabled people
John Taylor led establishment of the Enabling Good Lives approach in the New Zealand disability sector and the integration of disability services into the New Zealand Disability Support Network (NZDSN). He was Chair of the NZDSN and a member of the National Reference Group for the Ministry of Health. As CEO of Community Connections, he has developed hapū-based disability services in Eastern Bay of Plenty and made a Level Three Certificate in Human Services compulsory for all staff. He is a member of the Whaikaha Disability Funding Consultation Group and Advisor to the Health and Disability Commissioner for Disability Support Services. Mr Taylor is a member of the steering group for the High and Complex Framework Review, looking at the Intellectual Disability Compulsory Care and Rehabilitation Act.