Branch Councils

2024 Silver Fern Award nominations open

The ACHSM – Aotearoa Silver Fern award recognises health services leadership and management excellence. Recipients will have accomplished in at least three of the following areas:

(a) Demonstrated Leadership excellence (including of extra-ordinary events)

(b) Innovation in field of endeavour

(c) Commitment to professional and/or workforce development

(d) Achieved improved population or service outcomes

(e) Management of significant and complex change

(f) Significant contribution to evidence-based practice, policy and/or patient care outcomes

To nominate an ACHSM – Aotearoa member, please complete the nomination form and return it to ACHSM- Aotearoa National Council:

Nominations close at 5 pm on 1 June 2024.

The recipient will be announced at the 2024 ACHSM Congress.

Together we advocate, grow, and inspire health leaders for better health outcomes for all in Aotearoa

Interested in joining ACHSM – Aotearoa?

ACHSM – Aotearoa is the professional organisation for health and disability leaders and managers in New Zealand. Through a nationwide network, members connect in a supportive, encouraging and nurturing environment. Our role is to grow the knowledge, skills and competencies of effective leaders/managers at each point in the system.
Via a Memorandum of Understanding, ACHSM – Aotearoa is a branch of the Australasian College of Health Service Management. We value the international network and wide range of learning opportunities that belonging to the ACHSM College provides for our members.

ACHSM – Aotearoa has a National Council and holds a range of activities such as the Journal Club; webinar, fellowship and certification programmes; mentorship and professional advice. There are four regions: Northern, Midland, Central and Southern for networking and support.

We are a member organisation with an established professional pathway to provide professional support for those doing postgraduate leadership and management studies through to those in executive, policy, research, academic and governance roles. We welcome member engagement and love to hear your ideas and how we can best support you on your career pathway and in your professional role.

Interested in joining ACHSM – Aotearoa? Please get in touch using the contact form. 


A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM) and ACHSM – Aotearoa (the New Zealand Branch of ACHSM) in September 2022.

Australasian College of Health Service Management — Aotearoa Incorporated was established with a Constitution adopted at the Annual General Meeting on 15 June 2021.

Events / Journal Club

ACHSM – Aotearoa Journal Club will be held the last Wednesday of the month, 4.30 – 5.30pm

This is a great opportunity for NZ members to engage with your national professional network; to share new ideas, innovation and research; to advance your management and leadership competencies.

Upcoming ACHSM – Aotearoa events

Coming soon. Please visit our Events section for the latest.