Transformation Management Board applications open

Whaikaha – Ministry of Disabled People is inviting expressions of interest from disabled people and tāngata whaikaha Māori to join the Transformation Management Board.   

In Budget 2022, Cabinet approved a tagged contingency “to extend Enabling Good Lives to more of the disabled population and their whānau, progressing towards a national rollout of the Enabling Good Lives approach”.     

In September 2023, the Government announced that Whaikaha could access $73.7 million over the next four years and an additional $40.5 million each year in the following years to support our disability system transformation work.  

Whaikaha is establishing a Transformation Management Office which will oversee and support the implementation of these initiatives. The Transformation Management Board will provide governance over this work programme and ensure disabled people and tāngata whaikaha Māori are at the decision-making table. 

The initial priority is to create the infrastructure needed so that the foundations necessary for change are in place.  

The Board will be made up of three disabled people, three tāngata whaikaha Māori and three senior Whaikaha leaders including the Chief Executive. Board members will bring their leadership skills, personal experience and subject matter expertise to guide the transformation programme. 

The Board will be appointed from December 2023 until December 2025. 

Calls for interest close at 5pm on Wednesday 25 October 2023. 

Information on how to apply, including in alternate formats, is available on the Whaikaha website:  Transformation Management Board call for interest webpage.  

More Information: System Transformation and Enabling Good Lives webpage.