Deon York

Director of Consumer Engagement, Te Tāhū Hauora Health Quality & Safety Commission; New Zealand

Deon York is Director of Consumer Engagement at Te Tāhū Hauora Health Quality & Safety Commission New Zealand, responsible for all aspects of internal and external consumer engagement strategies and activities. His prior experience spans the public, private and community sectors. He is involved nationally and internationally with the haemophilia community, having worked for more than 25 years to improve care. He completed his undergraduate studies at Victoria University of Wellington, and master’s degree in medical anthropology at the University of Auckland alongside postgraduate studies in public health. Deon is driven by contributing to a health care system that is determined and shaped by what matters to the people it serves. This theme has been a constant in his career to date in the health sector.