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Asthma New Zealand General Committee

Robert Muir

President 

Having several friends suffer chronic asthma inspired Robert to become involved in the organisation, an association that spans more than a decade. He first joined Asthma Auckland in 2004 and became a committee member in the same year. Robert is now into his fourth term as president and is also on the Board of the Auckland Asthma Charitable Trust. As a company director with an import and distribution business, Robert brings strong management and business skills to his Asthma Auckland, Asthma NZ and AECT roles.

Dr Zahra Champion
Zahra is a highly experienced senior leader who is also experienced in developing robust governance frameworks for the establishment of advisory Boards, research institutes and committees.   As the CEO of NZBIO, Zahra is encouraging scientific collaboration both nationally and internationally to create partnerships driving innovation, competitiveness and sustainability that add value to our New Zealand export market. A number of Zahra's family members have asthma, and she became involved with us because she was interested in giving back to the community by utilising her science and business background.
 Richard Inder
Richard runs his own investor and financial media relations consultancy, providing advice to the boards and senior management teams of a broad spectrum of NZX-listed companies. He is a former business journalist (including a former New Zealand Herald business editor and columnist). 
Richard has expertise in finance,  communications and marketing and impeccable links with the news media and corporate sector. Richard has asthma himself but does not let it get in the way of a busy and active lifestyle.

Dr Zahra Champion

 Zahra is a highly experienced senior leader who is also experienced in developing robust governance frameworks for the establishment of advisory Boards, research institutes and committees.   As the CEO of NZBIO, Zahra is encouraging scientific collaboration both nationally and internationally to create partnerships driving innovation, competitiveness and sustainability that add value to our New Zealand export market. A number of Zahra's family members have asthma, and she became involved with us because she was interested in giving back to the community by utilising her science and business background.

Richard Inder

Richard runs his own investor and financial media relations consultancy, providing advice to the boards and senior management teams of a broad spectrum of NZX-listed companies. He is a former business journalist (including a former New Zealand Herald business editor and columnist). 
Richard has expertise in finance,  communications and marketing and impeccable links with the news media and corporate sector. Richard has asthma himself but does not let it get in the way of a busy and active lifestyle.

Asthma NZ join New Zealand and sit with a heavy heart in utter disbelief at the tragedy of Friday afternoon. No words are sufficient to describe the emotions New Zealand shares at this horrible time in our history.

For the love and respect of the 50 Families that come to terms with their great loss, we pray that New Zealand unites and moves forward as a more compassionate and accepting nation.

May we demonstrate to a world watching what unity and harmony look like.

Katheren Leitner,

Chief Executive