Online event for New Zealand veterans in Australia

March 25, 2022

📅𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻:  Wednesday, 30 March 2022, 12:00 PM to 8:30 PM

📍𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲: The online video platform Zoom

Register to attend our online event for New Zealand veterans living in Australia and hear from Bernadine Mackenzie, Head of Veterans’ Affairs.

Bernadine began her career as a registered nurse working in a variety of hospitals and community health services in New Zealand. She has over 25 years of experience in the health sector, where she held a number of senior nursing and management roles. This included the Manager of Community Health Services in Horowhenua, Service Manager at Hutt Valley Health and Director of Quality at Capital and Coast DHB.

In 2015 she joined the Department of Child, Youth and Family as General Manager Quality Assurance, later holding other key roles including General Manager Service Support and General Manager Youth Justice. In this role, Bernadine shepherded in the Government’s youth justice Fresh Start reforms. This involved her nurturing strong relationships with NGO partners, and helping them build and strengthen programmes for young offenders.

She brings with her a wealth of experience in health, impairment support, social services and the machinery of government. She’s a very experienced public servant with a commitment to providing the best possible support to her clients and their families.

As the Head of Veterans’ Affairs, Bernadine is appointed by the Chief of Defence Force in accordance with section 200 of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014 and section 61A of the Defence Act 1990. Register to attend here:…/online-event-for…/