Rebecca Drew


P: +64 4 915 7590


Rebecca  has two decades of experience in the health sector and specialises in strategic planning, policy development, service design and programme management. She has extensive experience managing large complex change programmes and projects across multiple government organisations and has strong, well established networks with clinicians, health service executives and senior managers.

Her major role with Sapere is managing and contributing to clinical service plans and complex large scale infrastructure business cases. Rebecca has a particular interest in whole of health system level review and redesign.

Rebecca holds an MA in Social Policy from Massey University, a BA from Massey University and is currently completing a Graduate Diploma in Health Policy and Economics from Monash University.

My publications

The Government has approved the Indicative Business Case for the rebuild of Dunedin Hospital. The business case, prepared by Sapere Research Group for the Ministry of Health, narrows down the options to two preferred ones; a new Dunedin Hospital to be built or on a new city site yet to be selected or on Southern ...

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We were engaged by the Ministry of Social Development and Tuhoe to explore whether there were opportunities to decentralise any aspects of the government’s responsibility for providing welfare support as part of their Treaty settlement. The report provides an overview of what the full spectrum of decentralisation could hypothetically look like – if it was ...

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Sapere Research Group was contracted by the Ministry of Health to determine the costs of the waterborne disease outbreak in Havelock North, the largest outbreak of its kind in New Zealand. The contamination was discovered on 12th August 2016 and the primary impacts lasted for approximately four weeks, though there was a relatively long ‘tail’ ...

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