Fay Selby Law

Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga

Fay Selby Law has extensive experience working with District Health Boards, Māori health providers, and within the public health service.

She first started working in health as a neonatal nurse, focusing on supporting whānau and pepi. She felt that it was a very special experience getting to work for her own iwi, "Te Rūnanga o Raukawa in Tamariki Ora, Whānau Ora, and to support young Māma Māori."

Throughout her career in health, she has also focused on uplifting the smokefree sector in Manawatu by supporting whānau, particularly wahine and māmā, in becoming smokefree.

She uses her experience to provide, facilitate, and train health professionals in smoking cessation for the Public Health Service and health promotion for the MidCentral Community Paediatric Service.

Currently, she works as the General Manager of the National SUDI Prevention Coordination Service at Hāpai Te Hauora, an organisation that aims to increase opportunities for communities to enjoy good health and have healthy environments. This role has woven together her life's work experiences and experience of work alongside high-achieving Māori and Pasifika.


Hāpai Te Hauora - Fay Selby Law

National Safe Sleep Day - Te Rā Mokopuna: an opportunity to refocus efforts to reduce Sudden unexpected death in infancy

NZBA Board

More positive Māori engagement needed to stop sudden infant deaths

Shared approach boosts SUDI hapūtanga class

Police weaving their own community magic to support the most vulnerable in our communities

He Rangatira Our Leaders

Mara Andrews

Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Raukawa, Whakatohea

Mara has many years of experience associated with indigenous development across a variety of sectors.

Jude Porteous


Jude Porteous is passionate about supporting those struggling with mental health using therapy supported by nature and animals.

Bridgette Masters-Awatere

Te Rarawa, Te Aupouri, Tūwharetoa ki Kawerau, Ngai te Rangi

Alongside her mahi in health, she has been a leader in Kaupapa Māori Psychology studies.

Phyllis Tangitu

Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Haua

It is my pleasure to write in support of one of the most thoughtful, kind leaders that I met in my working life.