About Us

Anne McMahon


Chair person

Moving and Handling Consultant – Auckland 

Reason for joining the committee

To create and develop a professional forum for this very under resourced science in New Zealand. I have worked in a Moving and Handling focused culture before and have experienced the benefits it can bring for healthcare providers and receivers alike. As we do not yet have the legislation, MoH directives or treasury funding to really embed this, it is up to us the healthcare professionals to get the ball rolling. We do very difficult jobs and this is one area that risk can really be reduced for our patients and us.


Angela Greetham



Moving, Handling & Restraint Minimization Coordinator – Tauranga and Whakatane

 Reason for joining the committee
To help change the culture of Moving & Handling practice to a culture of safety for patients and nurses by training, communication and networking within New Zealand. To act as a resource and support for best practice for all members.


Eleanor Barrett



Senior Occupational Therapist / Manual Handling Tutor – Porirua

Reason for joining the committee
I am passionate about teaching moving and handling skills to people involved in the care and support of others.  I aim to promote a culture change, to encourage the use of best practice in moving and handling of people.

Michelle A’Court

MHANZ Patron

Winner of “Female Comedian of the Decade” at the 2010 NZ Comedy Guild Awards, Michèle A’Court is a stand-up comedian, freelance writer and best-selling author.

Michèle is the Patron of the Moving & Handling Association of NZ (MHANZ) which cares for carers in the health sector. She is a proud member of Actors’ Equity, and a Life Member of the NZ Comedy Guild.

more about Michèle

 Website: www.micheleacourt.com

Mary Gill


Waitemata DHB


Glenda Rickerby


Southern Regional DHB

Ann Newsom



Rebecca Washbourn


Web administrator

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