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Board Staff

Elmarie Stander- Registrar

Elmarie joined the Board in October 2021. She is originally from Pretoria, South Africa, but moved to Wellington in 2017.

She comes from the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) where she managed their Aotearoa New Zealand office including all policy and advocacy work; with other experiences at the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ). She holds a Master in Education Management, Law and Policy Studies, and has extensive experience in regulatory quality assurance practices in the medical and education space across three countries – Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. She has a keen interest in public health, and most recently an avid (beginner) learner of Te Reo Māori.

The Registrar’s responsibilities include managing the Board’s operations, advising the Board on legal and policy issues, and overseeing implementation of the Board’s functions under the HPCA Act.

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Annette McCoy - Deputy Registrar

Annette joined the Board on 29 September 2014.  She is originally from Exeter, England and spent 26 years living in the Cayman Islands before relocating to New Zealand five years ago with her husband and two sons.  Annette previously worked at the Nursing Council of New Zealand for 3 ½ years as the Fitness to Practice Coordinator.

The Deputy Registrar’s responsibilities include registration of practitioners, issuing of annual practising certificates and administering the Board’s recertification programme.

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Adele Shoebridge - Recertification Officer

Adele worked within the Government legal sector before joining the Board in July 2021. Originally from South Auckland she made the move to Wellington in 2019.

Adele brings extensive skill and knowledge of working within a regulatory environment, as well as vast experience with policy ,legislation and its application.

Adele recently completed contracts with the Department of Corrections, New Zealand Police, and held long term roles with the Ministry of Social Development and the Ministry of Justice before joining the Board.

The Recertification Officer’s responsibilities include corresponding with practitioners regarding Board requirements for recertification programmes, liaison with event organizers, correspond with the CPD Accreditation Committee Conveneors and other general enquiries regarding practitioners and their CPD activities

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Maddie Anderson-Hodge - Board Administrator (part-time)

Maddie has joined the Board in July 2021. She is from South Auckland and moved to Wellington in 2020.

Maddie is studying at Victoria University and is completing a conjoint degree in Law and Arts.

The Administrator’s responsibilities include updating practitioner contact details, responding to requests for information, processing payments, and providing administrative assistance to the Registrar.

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