Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall is a Labour list MP from Wellington. She is Minister for Seniors and Minister for Food Safety, alongside Associate Minister of Health and Associate Minister of Research, Science and Innovation.
An infectious diseases doctor, Ayesha is passionate about preventing illness so that every New Zealander can enjoy good health and live a free and full life. In 2019 Ayesha was elected to the Capital and Coast District Health Board on a Labour ticket. She is an expert on vaccines, tuberculosis and COVID-19. During the COVID-19 pandemic response, Ayesha was instrumental in efforts to improve New Zealand’s contact tracing.
Tuesday, 19 October 9.30am
We are very pleased to welcome Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall to provide the opening address at NZACA's 2021 conference. Dr Verrall will speak about the government's priorities for seniors and the aged residential care sector, with delegates then having the opportunity to question the Minister.