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Jill Worrall (New Zealand)

I am self employed as a social work consultant. I have been a member of IFCO since 1984 and organiser of the two IFCO Conferences in New Zealand.  I have a PhD in Social work and Cultural Studies, and an MSW in Social Work.

I am a retired University Senior Lecturer at Massey University New Zealand and am a Director on two boards, one as Chair.  I have been a foster parent for 20 years and a foster care social worker and social work agency manager from 1980 until 1994 and Past CEO of SAFE. I was a founding member of the New Zealand Family and Foster Care Federation and have held many roles in that organisation including Chairperson.

I have governance experience in the social services field and a long history in Foster and kinship care.  I was raised in kinship care.  I am well published academically. I have worked internationally, having worked over a period of 5years in Tajikistan on a de-institutionalisation project, lectured overseas and am experienced in project evaluation and strategic planning.