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Marking the 30th anniversary of the Smoke-free Environments Act with Helen Clark and Holly Walker
ASH and the Helen Clark Foundation are excited to host the Right Honourable Helen Clark for an online conversation marking the 30th Anniversary of the Smoke-Free Environments Act. Holly Walker (Deputy Director, Helen Clark Foundation) will interview Helen about where to from here for public health and tobacco control policy in New Zealand, with an introduction from Emeritus Professor Robert Beaglehole.

Aug 28, 2020 11:30 AM in Auckland, Wellington

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Rt Hon. Helen Clark
Patron @The Helen Clark Foundation
The Rt Hon. Helen Clark served three successive terms as Prime Minister of New Zealand between 1999 and 2008. She then became the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator for two terms from 2009 to 2017, the first woman to lead the organisation. She was also the Chair of the United Nations Development Group, a committee consisting of the Heads of all UN funds, programmes and departments working on development issues. She now engages in public advocacy across a range of issues which motivated her career in public service.
Holly Walker
WSP Fellow and Deputy Director @The Helen Clark Foundation
Holly Walker is WSP Fellow and Deputy Director of the Helen Clark Foundation. Holly is a former Rhodes Scholar, and was a Green MP from 2011 to 2014. Holly is also a writer, and her book 'The Whole Intimate Mess' described her experience trying to combine motherhood with her career as an MP. Holly is currently researching loneliness and social isolation in Aotearoa New Zealand, and exploring potential solutions.
Emeritus Professor Robert Beaglehole
Chair @ASH – Action for Smokefree 2025
Robert Beaglehole trained in medicine, epidemiology and public health in New Zealand, England and the USA before becoming a public health physician. He was Professor of Community Health at the University of Auckland, New Zealand (1988-1999). He joined the staff of the World Health Organization in 2000 and between 2004 and 2007 directed the Department of Chronic Disease and Health Promotion. He left WHO in February 2007 having reached the UN retirement age and returned to New Zealand. He is now an independent global public health practitioner with a focus on the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases. He is Professor Emeritus of the University of Auckland and Chair of ASH – Action for Smokefree 2025.