Governance NZ

Kate Reid FCIS receives Queen's Service Medal


The Board and staff of Governance NZ and Women on Boards NZ would like to extend their wholehearted congratulations to Governance NZ Board Member, Kate Reid FCIS, on being awarded the Queen's Service Medal for services to palliative care.

Kate was the recipient of the Women in Governance "Excellence in Governance Development Award" in May 2017 for her work in the health and education sector, and in November 2017 she was elected as a Fellow of Governance NZ.

Read more about Kate in the excerpt from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet website below...

REID, Ms Kathryn Lesley (Kate)

For services to palliative care.

Mrs Kate Reid has contributed her services to palliative care and oncology nursing since the 1980s.

Mrs Reid has held numerous positions within organisations that aim to improve the quality of palliative care in New Zealand. She is a Life Member and Chair of the Cancer Society of New Zealand’s Canterbury-West Coast Division. During her time at the Cancer Society, she has been an active member of the Executive of the Board of the local Division and a member of the Medical and Scientific Grants Committee. Her expertise has been sought in a variety of capacities and in 2016 she was appointed to a National Evaluation Advisory Group to distribute Ministry of Health innovation funding to new hospice palliative care services. She has provided governance and support for other community organisations. She is a former President of Hospice New Zealand and has served on the Christ’s College Board of Governors. Mrs Reid is currently a Senior Lecturer in Palliative Care at the University of Canterbury.