The aim is to be a unity-in-diversity representation of geography, language, gender, age, strategic areas of growth and a combination of complementary expertise in order to achieve the mission and objectives

To ensure effectiveness and achievement of aim and objectives, a more durable and appropriate structure will be in place in the foreseeable future. Meanwhile, the following members make up the GWG at this stage.



Sione Tu’itahi, Executive Director, Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand

Professor Claudia Meier Magistretti, Director of research ISB, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts



Professor Anthony Capon, Director, Institute of Sustainable Development, Monash University

Huti Watson, Consultant and Health Promoter, Ngati Porou Hauora Trust

Professor Marco Akerman, School of Public Health, University of São Paulo

Professor Margot Parkes, School of Health Sciences, University of Northern British Columbia

Dr Mojgan Sami, California State University Fullerton, California

Dr Richard Egan, Senior Lecturer, Otago University

Dr Sandro Demaio, Chief Executive Officer, VicHealth

Dr Trevor Hancock, Retired Professor and Senior Scholar, University of Victoria

Dr Viliami Puloka, Health Promotion Strategist, Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand, and Lecturer, Otago University
Dr Viliami Tutone, consultant nephrologist, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland District Health Board, Auckland
Professor Vivian Lin, Executive Associate Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong,


Chairs’ and members’ responsibilities