Robyn Shearer

Deputy Director-General, Mental Health and Addiction, Ministry of Health of New Zealand

Robyn has a large range of sector experience having been the CEO for Te Pou o te Whakaaro nui for the last ten years prior to coming to the Ministry. During her time Robyn has grown Te Pou to be internationally recognised for evidence based workforce programmes in mental health, addiction and disability and has created strong sector partnerships to enhance people’s lives through service improvement. Coming from a clinical background, beginning her experience with nursing and has worked in front line mental health services and leadership roles in District Health Boards. She has also worked in the Health Research Council and Ministry of Health in workforce development, policy and leading the Mental Health Group.