Priority | Māori Leadership and Advice

Goal

PHARMAC increases and supports Māori participation in governance, leadership and management decision making at all levels of the organisation.

What we’ve heard

Māori leadership is a requirement under Te Tiriti o Waitangi and essential to by Māori for Māori, with Māori.
“Māori leadership at senior leadership level is essential to drive a culture shift at PHARMAC to deliver for Māori. A sole senior role is not enough on its own and requires support to ensure PHARMAC succeeds in improving outcomes for Māori.”

Outcomes

  • Māori leadership in PHARMAC reflects the position of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
  • Māori experienced in mātauranga Māori and with strong ties to whānau want to work at PHARMAC and are actively recruited.
  • PHARMAC has strong Māori leadership at multiple levels including PHARMAC Board, Pharmacology and Therapeutics Advisory Committee (PTAC), expert advisory committees and advisory groups, and understands the community it serves.

How we will measure performance

  • Māori leadership at senior leadership level is in place.
  • The proportion of Māori staff experienced in mātauranga Māori and with strong ties to whānau (increased trend).
  • The proportion of Māori experienced in mātauranga Māori and with strong ties to whānau are on Board, PTAC, expert advisory committees and advisory groups (increased trend). 

June 2021 update

  • Chief Advisor Māori established on Senior Leadership team. 
  • Kaiwhakahaere, Te Whaioranga established on management team. 
  • Started recruitment for two new Māori roles to support Te Whaioranga. 
  • Increased Māori membership on on two key PHARMAC advisory bodies – Responsible Use Advisory Group (44% Māori) and Consumer Advisory Committee (40% Māori). 
  • Started recruitment for external Māori Advisory Rōpū

By mid-2021 we aimed to have…

  • Assessed options for Māori advice for PHARMAC at all levels including at senior leadership team level.
  • Assessed the level of Māori membership (experienced in mātauranga Māori and with strong ties to whānau) on the Board, Pharmacology and Therapeutics Advisory Committee (PTAC), expert advisory committees and advisory committees.

By end 2021 we aim to have..

  • Established a Māori leadership position to advise PHARMAC’s senior leadership team.
  • Established a Māori advisory committee to guide our senior leaders and our Board.
  • Agreed PHARMAC’s approach to Māori leadership and appropriate Māori advice at all levels of the organisation with Māori.
  • A plan to recruit and develop Māori for the Board, PTAC, expert advisory committees and advisory groups.

By mid-2022 we aim to have... 

  • Begun actioning the approach agreed for Māori leadership at senior leadership team level.
  • Started recruitment and development of Māori for the Board, PTAC, expert advisory committees and advisory groups.

by 2023 we will have…

  • Māori leadership at senior leadership level is in place.
  • PHARMAC is a place where Māori want to work. The number of Māori staff experienced in mātauranga Māori and with strong ties to whānau has increased to match the proportion of Māori in the population.
  • More Māori experienced in mātauranga Māori and with strong ties to whānau are on the Board, PTAC, expert advisory committees and advisory groups.

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