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Theo Baker

Theo Baker

Theo has been a Trustee since 2013. She has over 20 years' legal experience, including Youth Advocacy and Lawyer for Child work during the 1990s.

Theo has been a Trustee since 2013.  She has over 20 years' legal experience, including Youth Advocacy and Lawyer for Child work during the 1990s.  Theo has held leadership roles with the office of the Health and Disability Commissioner.  From 2004 to 2009 she held the statutory position of Director of Proceedings with that office, and after a belated OE in England, came back to New Zealand in 2011 as Deputy Commissioner, a ministerial appointment she held until 2015.  She now spends her time doing a combination of organisation consultancy and legal work with organisations such as the Banking Ombudsman Scheme, Te Roopu Taurima Trust and professional regulatory bodies including the Social Workers Registration Board. 

 

Current professional positions and memberships include:

- Chair New Zealand Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal.

- Barrister and Solicitor practising on own account.

- New Zealand Physiotherapy Board Professional Conduct Committee (Lay member)

- Member of Institute of Directors

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