Will Ward

National manager - leadership and system change

Will has held executive and governance positions within the addictions, mental health, disability and community development NGO sectors for the past twenty years, both in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. He has also worked in a mental health clinical capacity within a DHB setting.

Will is a strong advocate for supporting lived experience and using a community development approach in supporting positive change for New Zealanders.  He has a strong connection with local community development through his chair role with MPHS Community Trust.  

A proud ‘Irishman’ Will has lived in New Zealand for the past 15 years. He is passionate about understanding the drivers of embedding real system change, with this being a core element of his role at Te Pou.