Chief Nursing Officer announcement

Media release

26 November 2018

The Ministry of Health has announced the appointment of Margareth Broodkoorn to the role of Chief Nursing Officer.

Margareth Broodkoorn has been the Director of Nursing and Midwifery at Northland District Health Board since 2010 and has over 30 years experience in the health sector working in a range of clinical practice, leadership, management and education roles.



Margareth is of Ngāpuhi and Dutch whakapapa. She is an executive member of the National Council of Māori Nurses, has had extensive involvement in the work of the Nursing Council of New Zealand, is a member of the Health Workforce New Zealand Nursing Advisory Group and sponsor of Ngā Manukura o Āpōpō, the national Māori nursing and midwifery workforce development programme.



Margareth Broodkoorn will join the Ministry in early February.