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Introducing Kate Ward, Research For Life’s new Board Secretary & Treasurer

POSTED: 14 November 2017

Kate Ward is the new Board Secretary and Treasurer of Research For Life, replacing Ross Macdonald who has held that role since 1996.

Kate joins Research For Life from Presbyterian Support New Zealand where she was office manager. Prior to that Kate was executive officer for the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand and has held similar roles with the Broadcasting Standards Authority and Office of Film and Literature Classification. Earlier in her career she was an executive with the New Zealand Vegetable and Potato Growers’ Federation (now known as Hort NZ).

Kate has a Diploma in Business Administration, an Arts Degree majoring in English Literature and a Post-graduate Certificate in Public Policy from Victoria University of Wellington.

Research For Life’s chairman Prof. John Nacey said, “Kate is very well-qualified having the necessary experience and personal qualities to help us advance the capability of our medical researchers in the Wellington region through appropriately targeted research funding”.

“The board congratulate Kate on being appointed to this important role and very much look forward to working with her.”

Kate lists her interests as reading, walking, yoga, going to the movies, and arts and crafts appreciation.

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