Andrew Veale graduated from Otago University Medical School in 1979. He
was involved (with others) in establishing the first Polysomnography
Sleep Laboratory at Greenlane Hospital 20 years ago. Today his
interests are in Respiratory Medicine and Sleep Medicine, and he is in
demand as a lecturer and researcher.
Hilsgen is the co-founder and CEO of Carers New Zealand, a national
non-profit organisation established by and for family carers. A former
carer and journalist, Laurie also publishes the very popular quarterly
Family Care magazine which provides information and advice for older
people, families with health and disability needs, and those who are
managing their own conditions.
Mace is a NZ Registered Occupational Therapist, who has worked all
round the world with special needs children and their families, and
more specifically in adult physical rehabilitation following joint
replacements or accidents. Anne herself has experienced the late
effects of polio.
Murdoch works with Waikato DHB's Planning and Funding Division as a
Portfolio Manager. Fiona's portfolio includes Health of Older People
services, Long-term Support services for Chronic Health Conditions,
DHB-funded Disability Support Services, and Allied Health. Fiona is
also a registered physiotherapist.