Taumata 2021 - Ashley Bloomfield video

Dr Ashley Bloomfield in conversation with Finlay Macdonald at the 2021 Taumata celebration of our Distinguished Alumni.

Dr Ashley Bloomfield, BHB 1988, MBChB 1991, MPH 1997 (Medical and Health Sciences)

Dr Ashley Bloomfield is Director-General of Health and Chief Executive of the New Zealand Ministry of Health. He has spent more than 20 years in the public service working to improve health and address inequalities in New Zealand and globally. In March 2020 he became widely known as the face of New Zealand’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, providing daily updates with the Prime Minister through the lockdown that led to New Zealand’s elimination approach to the pandemic.