New Board Chair for Pharmac

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Pharmac’s new Board Chair Paula Bennett is looking forward to making a difference.

Paula Bennett smiles widely - she is wearing a vibrant coloured blazer..

In April, the Associate Minister of Health, Hon David Seymour, appointed Paula Bennett as the new Chair(external link).

Paula Bennett replaces Steve Maharey who resigned late last year. Peter Bramley, who was Acting Board Chair, has returned to his role as Deputy Board Chair. 

Her background includes a long political career which included serving as Deputy Prime Minister and as a Cabinet Minister. She brings a wealth of political and governance experience to her new role. 

In her current role as the Director of Strategic Advisory at Bayleys Real Estate, she has led engagement with corporate, government and private sector stakeholders.

This story is part of our Kauneke Update 

The Kauneke Update will keep you informed on important news and progress towards Pharmac's strategic goals. In te reo Māori, kauneke means to develop and move forward.