Daniel Aldersley – Chair
An IRIS Board Member from 2007 to 2010, Daniel was reappointed to the Board as Chairman in September 2011. He was also Vice President of the Cerebral Palsy Society of New Zealand from 2008 until 2010. Daniel has over 13 years experience in the telecommunications sector and holds a senior strategic role with Telecom New Zealand. Daniel's daughter Sophia attended IRIS Conductive Education from 2005 to 2008.
Highly experienced in New Zealand & Australian healthcare sectors, Steve has worked in a variety of Australian and Asia-Pacific Executive Leadership Teams for Johnson & Johnson, most recently, as Director of Government, Commercial and Strategic Affairs.
Steve’s extensive portfolio includes launching DePuy Orthopaedic Implants into NZ, serving three terms of office on the Medical Technology Association of NZ Board and most recently establishing Vento Consulting, providing consultancy in NZ healthcare, Health-IT & disability sectors.
A member of the NZ Institute of Directors, Steve is a board member for a number of commercial and community organisations, including IRIS.
Diane has a strong commitment to achieving improved health outcomes to enable all families and individuals to live their lives to the fullest and her skills and experience in community development, health and social services reflect this.
For many years Diane was Group Manager of Community Services at the former Manukau City Council. She is currently Chair of Otara Health Charitable Trust and a member of the Auckland South Community Response Forum. Diane has an MBA (Monash University) and is a member of the Institute of Directors and the New Zealand Institute of Management.
Jon brings a wealth of experience in business management across a range of industry sectors including medical, pharmacy, export, building, and distribution.
His business acumen and governance experience are backed by an MBA from Otago University and completion of the Company Directors course from the Institute of Directors. With a keen interest in financial structure he brings a level head and strategic thinking to IRIS, joining the board in 2012.
Married with two children, Jon lives in Kawakawa Bay in east Auckland and supports two adopted sisters with intellectual disability.
Experienced senior executive Denis has for many years spearheaded teams driving change management and exceptional performance in New Zealand and globally.
For a decade he was CEO of Waitemata District Health Board and CEO of Northland Polytechnic before taking up a role with a leading New York global management consulting company consulting with Fortune 500 companies around the globe.
Returning to NZ he has held external directorship and mentoring roles with to a wide range of organisations from publicly listed to not for profits. He brings tipping point ideas where small changes make a big difference to the results and organisation’s culture. Dennis has a broad range of analytical, strategic, interpersonal and leadership skills which he brings to IRIS.
With qualifications in finance and information systems, and a member of the NZICA for many years, Robyn has extensive experience in public and private companies across banking, health, disability, manufacturing, telecoms, energy and more.
CFO roles in large public companies such as Telecom Auckland and National Australian Bank led to the establishment of her consulting business which gave advice on strategy and change management and an introduction to the health sector as General Manager charged with completing the dissolution of the Auckland Area Health Board.
In 1994 she was appointed the first Health and Disability Commissioner and after extensive consultation in the health and disability sector, wrote the Code of Health and Disability Consumer's Rights.
Robyn has spent many years travelling and now owns several shops specializing in New Zealand products.