Sean has over 15 years’ experience in leading positive change for consumers within the prosthetics, disability, health and medical device industries.
Sean is a proud member of the Be.Accessible Fab 50 network and has a Masters in Business Administration from Macquarie Graduate School of Management and a bachelor degree in Applied Sciences from Massey University.
At his heart, Sean is a consumer advocate and likes to use commercial approaches to get good outcomes for disadvantaged groups.
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Chief Financial Officer
Jeremy joined our National Office team in May 2016.
Jeremy is a Chartered Accountant and comes from a Business Advisory background through KPMG. Since leaving KPMG, Jeremy has spent the major part of his career working in the private sector, which has given Jeremy a strong commercial background. Jeremy has a passion to work alongside organisations as a trusted business partner.
As Chief Financial Officer, Jeremy provides financial, analytical, governance and operational guidance to Peke Waihanga to ensure scarce resources are utilised in the most effective manner and to provide the foundations for a world class patient centred service delivery across New Zealand.
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National Rehabilitation Lead
Kate joined Peke Waihanga in 2017 and thoroughly enjoys being part of team with a heart for making a positive difference.
Kate has over 25 years experience working in rehabilitation and community settings as occupational therapist in the public and private sector. She furthered her rehabilitation practice knowledge and skills completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Rehabilitation and then a Masters in Health Science (Hons).
Her Masters research sparked her strong interest in innovative health and disability service design where people are at the Centre. Kate enjoys working collaboratively to help bring improved outcomes for the people we care for.
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Human Resources Advisor
Sarah has a background in recruitment in the health sector, having extensive experience recruiting health professionals internationally and into rural and remote areas of New Zealand.
She joined Peke Waihanga in 2019 as Recruitment Advisor, to support and lead Peke Waihanga’s recruitment and onboarding processes through a time of significant growth.
In 2021 Sarah became Human Resources Advisor as her role with Peke Waihanga became more broad, covering all aspects of HR within the organisation. Sarah’s focus is on supporting our expert workforce from their induction through to their ongoing development, and she feels privileged to be working with such passionate and dedicated people.
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Social and Communications Manager
Kathryn has been with Peke Waihanga since March 2017, and has a special interest in social impact and improving the lives of New Zealanders through access to health information.
She has a Bachelors Degree in Communications from Massey University where she majored in marketing and completed her final third year project on a type 1 kids diabetes management app for Diabetes NZ, as well as an internship at Peke Waihanga specialising in improving communications throughout the patient journey.
She enjoys working closely with the rest of the Leadership team on strategy and communications that empower the people we care for, and when she's not working she is enjoying weekends with her partner and their two dogs on the Kāpiti Coast.
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Health and Safety Advisor
Kim joined Peke Waihanga in 2018 and has supported the organisation’s business planning process, recruitment and our peer support programme.
Since 2020, she has focussed on continually improving our health and safety systems to support our teams and patients around New Zealand. Kim’s vision is to weave health and safety in to everything we do here at Peke Waihanga.
Kim has a background in quality systems, having extensive experience at a large multi-national pharmaceutical company. She holds a science degree from Massey University and a NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.
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Northern Regional Manager
Stephanie has a nursing background spending most of her career in health management and leadership roles with experience in both service delivery and development including co-design.
Having joined the organisation in October 2018 she is excited to be working in such a dynamic environment with highly skilled staff who are all focused on ensuring the best possible outcomes for patients.
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Midland Regional Manager
Harriet joined the organisation in January 2022, she has extensive experience managing teams, business units and organisations, for over 20 plus years.
In her previous role, as General Manager at a community house, she managed huge growth in services and support to meet the needs of the community, with a focus on the health and wellbeing of families and individuals, helping them to thrive and meet their goals.
With a background in research for over 15 years, and her knowledge of customer/patient experience, she knows the importance of being patient focused. Her passion for health and wellbeing drives her to seek solutions and innovation to get the best outcomes for patients.
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Central Regional Manager
Greg joined Peke Waihanga as a Clinical Prosthetist/Orthotist in 2019 and was appointed Central Regional Manager in December 2021. Greg has 23 years’ experience in Orthotics and Prosthetics and is an accredited member of the NZOPA.
Greg immigrated from South Africa with his wife and two beautiful daughters in 2015. He feels privileged to have dealt with a broad spectrum of patients and positively influencing the successful outcomes. Over Greg's career, his aim has been to provide a professional service (going the extra mile) which he believes has been the driving force behind his career successes and opportunities.
When he is not at work he is out diving or fishing for kai with his daughters.
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Southern Regional Manager
Matthias Blattner is a German trained Orthopaedietechnik Meister, certified Orthotist and Prosthetist with more than 15 years' experience in manufacturing and fitting artificial limbs.
Matthias has worked for various companies in Germany, first as a Technician and then as Clinical Orthotist and Prosthetist. He joined Peke Waihanga as a Clinical Prosthetist and was appointed as Southern Regional Manager in August 2016.
Matthias wants to make a significant contribution to Peke Waihanga.
He has an absolute commitment to the best possible care for our patients and a passionate interest in improving the service.
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