Stand regional manager made Regional Children’s Director
Stand regional manager takes role of Regional Children’s Director
The Minister for Social Development has congratulated Toni Hocquard on her appointment to the role of Regional Children’s Director in Rotorua, today.
Hon Paula Bennett made the appointment last week, seconding Ms Hocquard from her role as the Midland Regional Manager of Stand Children’s Services, Tu Maia Whanau.
Stand Chief Executive, Dr Fiona Inkpen, said she was proud to have one of her staff recognised for their excellence and be given the chance to perform this important role.
“We know Toni will do an outstanding job and although it’s hard for us to give her up – even temporarily – this is a fantastic opportunity to deliver directly on a core part of the Children’s Action Plan,” Dr Inkpen said.
“Toni will be able to build on her achievements and credibility in both the health and the social services sectors,” she said.
Stand Children’s Services will backfill Ms Hocquard’s role during her secondment, which is expected to last 4-6 months.
Stand Children’s Services has just completed a transition from its old name and branding under Te Puna Whaiora Children’s Health Camps, as the needs of New Zealand children grow ever more pressing, and to better represent the work they do today with New Zealand’s most vulnerable children and their families.
“As Tu Maia Whanau Stand Children’s Services, we recognise how important continuity of service and delivery by our key people like Toni really are,” Dr Inkpen said.
“We will be doing everything we can to ensure our services in the Midland region continue to thrive and deliver real, positive results for children and their families as we work alongside our partners and colleagues in the sector.”
Ms Hocquard goes into her new role with 20 years experience in the health and social services sector, three of those with Stand Children’s Services where she has been advocating and working to ensure positive outcomes for some of the most vulnerable children in New Zealand.
More information about Stand Children’s Services: www.standforchildren.org.nz