Our People

Annette Nistor

Council Chair

I live and work in provincial Nelson as a Consultant Dietitian specialising in older adults, athletes, families and ACC clients. I also manage a large community complex and facilitate the Senior Chef programme in the region.

My experience in Governance goes back 20 years and includes memberships on the boards for the Kindergarten Association, Plunket, School Boards of Trustees (including Chair of the Waimea College BOT for 7 years and the Executive Committee for Dietitians NZ, including being a past President. I have also participated working parties for strategic planning, curriculum, awards review and governance.

I am passionate for the future of our organisation, reflected by my continued voluntary involvement, and bring a diverse of finance; strategic; breadth of practice and governance/policy skills to Council.

Rochelle Hawkins

Council Deputy-Chair

I currently work at Wellington Hospital as a paediatric dietitian, and work in the greater Wellington region doing a variety of contract work including Dietitian consultations for ACC clients.

I studied both nutrition/dietetics and marketing, so bring as well as breath of clinical practice and marketing/comms/media skills to Council. I bring enthusiasm for getting students and new Graduates involved in Dietitians NZ, I have grown so much as a dietitian since being involved with branches, and now the council and think more young people need to get involved more to help advance their careers!

Chirag Jivanji

Council member

I joined the council to strengthen the impact and influence dietitians have on the health and wellbeing of the people of Aotearoa. My interest in leadership and project management helps me keep the big picture in mind and work with others towards a common goal.

I currently work at Palmerston North Hospital as a surgical, intensive care, and nutrition support dietitian. I grew up with my Indian family in central Auckland and completed dietetics training at the University of Auckland in 2017. My hobbies include boxing, skiing, and cooking.

Anthony Appleton-Tattersall

Council member

Anthony brings an outside perspective to the Council. Being a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and holding a bachelors degree from Auckland University and an MBA from the Australian Institute of Business, his finance background is certainly an asset – A little accounting joke, there, for those who missed it.

In addition to the Dietitians NZ council, present governance experience includes serving as Secretary to the Board of the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education since 2017, and also the board of the Monarch Butterfly New Zealand Trust since early 2019.

Raised in Auckland, and having held a variety of financial and analytical roles across multiple corporations throughout Auckland and London,  Anthony now runs a public practice accounting firm AAT Accounting Services, and enjoys spending time with his young family.

Liz Beaglehole

Council member

I have worked as a dietitian for the past 20+ years, with the majority of my experience being in food service management.  I currently work as a private practice dietitian in Christchurch, providing consulting services to a variety of long term care facilities including; aged care facilities, community homes, mental health facilities, student hostels and prisons.  I assist with menu development, menu auditing, implementing food safety programmes and staff training.  I am a member of the Special Interest Group in Nutrition and Gerontology and have been on the implementation team for the introduction of IDDSI to New Zealand.  I enjoy being a dietitian and am proud to be one.  I am encouraged by the positive changes the Council has made over the past year and I look forward to being part of the future successes of Dietitians New Zealand.


Alayne Healy

Council member

I currently work at Counties Manukau DHB in South Auckland as an Associate Director of Allied Health and Professional Leader Nutrition and Dietetics.  I have more than 11 years experience working as a Dietitian in a variety of positions.  My main areas of interest however are diabetes, renal, bariatrics and malnutrition.  I am passionate about dietetics as a career, and dedicated to the continued efforts of Dietitians NZ to enhance our profession both now and into the future, and in particular as we look to build our workforce professionally and culturally.

Roslyn Norrie

Council member

Roslyn Norrie works as a DHB community dietitian throughout Northland supporting a diverse and mainly rural population who require enteral and, or parenteral nutrition, her latest career-step after decades spent in other DHBs working mainly in clinical or foodservice management. That was interrupted by nine years of mainly food development roles in the UK corporate sector. Roslyn has remained engaged with Dietitians NZ throughout her career. She says “Work life in the 21st Century is all about values, and networking. Dietitians New Zealand is our professional base for us to work together to develop relevant new ways to meet people’s needs”.  In Northland she has noted gaping disparities in both health and wealth, so now she is keen to be a voice for dietitians based in rural New Zealand.

Kath Fouhy

General Manager

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