Dr Lance O'Sullivan is an accomplished author, international speaker, role model and disruptive leader and innovator.
From a young boy labelled by society as a trouble maker, Lance developed into a passionate advocate for Maori health. He is a pioneer for equal health care in his community and a champion for creating a fairer New Zealand.
In 2012, Lance and his wife Tracy established Navilluso Medical, a healthcare company committed to developing innovative ways to ensure appropriate and quality health care reached the right people in the right place at the right time.
Lance also founded The MOKO Foundation, inspired by the opportunities that he himself had experienced in life.
He is the recipient of the Sir Peter Blake Emerging Leader Award and the Public Health Association Public Health Champion Award. He was also named TVNZ Maori of the Year in 2013 and New Zealander of the Year in 2014 for bringing health programmes to disadvantaged in rural areas.