Te Aka Whai Ora Chief Medical Officer, Dr Rawiri McKree Jansen has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA).  

The Fellowship is for distinguished individuals who contribute to improving knowledge or society by going well beyond the normal expectations in healthcare leadership and management, and in doing so achieve excellence in their field at local, state, national or international level. 

In response to this achievement, Te Aka Whai Ora Chief Executive, Riana Manuel says, “Rawiri has dedicated his career to tirelessly driving positive change and improving health outcomes for whānau and we couldn’t be prouder of his achievements.” 

“He’s one of our most vocal advocates for transforming the health system and building resilient and healthy communities.” 

In addition to this accolade, Dr McKree Jansen was previously awarded a Distinguished Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners in 2021.  

His journey, which led from him being a resource teacher of te reo Māori, to medical training at Middlemore Hospital in 2000, reflects a remarkable commitment to education and healthcare. Over the years, he has extended his influence by providing clinical leadership, clinical teaching and te reo me ngā tikanga Māori programmes to health professionals nationwide.