PodiatryNZ Board and Team
The PodiatryNZ Board is responsible to the members for the overall governance of the Association. This includes ensuring the long-term viability, enhancing performance through strategy formulation and policy making. The Board comprises the individual elected and co-opted members. Individual Board Members can only act to influence the decision-making of the entity when meeting formally as a group - as The Board.
Board Members are elected annually for a two-year term.
More information on how the Board operates and nomination forms are available for downloading.
I have enjoyed being part of the PodiatryNZ board for the last few years and am looking forward to continuing all the great work we have been doing. I work in all aspects of podiatry and am keen to make sure all aspects of podiatry are represented by PodiatryNZ. I look forward to continuing on the collegiality and drive that was developed at the 2023 conference forward into 2024. QUALIFICATIONS - Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry) - Bachelor of Science (Microbiology and Genetics) - Post-graduate Certificate (Podiatry) - in progress WORK AND OTHER EXPERIENCE - 15 years experience as podiatrist in Auckland and now Waikato.
I am passionate about promoting our profession and working towards getting the best outcomes for both our members and their patients, fostering collegiality amongst podiatry. It is important to me that our profession continues to grow and receive the recognition for the part we play in people’s health and wellbeing. QUALIFICATIONS - Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry) WORK EXPERIENCE I have worked as Podiatrist for the past 15 years in a multi-disciplinary clinic offering primarily sports focused podiatry, but also general care, surgery, and high-risk foot care. OTHER EXPERIENCE - Previous Director of Fit Feet with Special Olympics for ten years - Worked as the Podiatry Liaison for the Canterbury Initiative for the past five years - Current technical advisor to the BSI Group providing Podiatry input for Allied Health and ACC standards auditing - Member of the PodiatryNZ mentoring programme - Involved in the development of the Sports Accreditation pathway
I like to give back to our profession by supporting fellow New Zealand Podiatrists and make a positive difference and help progression of our profession. QUALIFICATIONS - Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry) - Post-graduate Diploma Sport and Exercise Medicine WORK EXPERIENCE - Private practice, Clinical Director, and Owner Waitakere Foot, 2010 - Present - Clinical Educator, AUT University, 2019 - Present OTHER EXPERIENCE - Previous Board member of Te Atatu Peninsula Business Association - Clinical Director at Waitakere Foot - Member of Metro Foot Protection Service Working Group - Member of Regional Diabetic Foot Advisory Group - Member of the PodiatryNZ mentoring programme
Lawrence works in a multi-disciplinary team as a Renal Podiatrist. He has also been working with Huakina Development Trust to deliver a tikanga based podiatry clinic at Nga Hau e Wha Marae and Ooraeroa Marae, as part of their Whare Oranga Programme. Lawrence believes the biggest challenge facing PodiatryNZ is ensuring professional relevance is maintained through focused public engagement, branding and building awareness. QUALIFICATIONS - Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry)
Over the next few years there will be significant challenges and opportunities for our profession. PodiatryNZ, as our professional association, needs to lead this change. Podiatry in New Zealand is at an exciting and pivotal crossroad full of challenges and opportunity. QUALIFICATIONS - Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry) - Post Graduate Certificate (Rehabilitation) WORK EXPERIENCE - Private practise Podiatrist- Masterton Foot Clinic, 2003 to present - DHB High Risk Foot Contract, 2010 to 2020 - Practising Podiatrist in Victoria, Australia, 1999 to 2001 OTHER EXPERIENCE - Founding member / organiser Masterton Young Professional Group. - Previously sat on the Health Practitioner Disciplinary Committee - Research with AUT on orthotic intervention in Charcot Marie Tooth