Realising 2030 consultation proposals

We’ve taken a significant step forward in realising Strategy 2030, to build a New Zealand Red Cross that places our people at the heart of all we do, is sustainable for the future and where we can have an even a stronger impact in our communities.

On this page you will find our Realising 2030 proposals for changes to New Zealand Red Cross. Consultation on these proposals closed at 5pm on Wednesday 10 August, but the documents are still available on this page for you to view, along with questions and answers that you may find helpful. 

If you shared your thoughts with us or took time to look through the proposals, thank you. 

We expect decisions will be communicated at the end of September 2022. A timeline for implementing any proposed changes and filling new positions will be shared once final decisions have been made.  

Our National President Kerry Nickels, and Secretary General Sarah (Norm) Stuart-Black, prepared some short video messages for everyone:

National President Kerry Nickels

Secretary General Sarah (Norm) Stuart-Black

Consultation Documents

Realising 2030 Overview (PDF)
Guiding through change (PDF)
Area model (PDF)


The following consultation documents outline specific proposals for each group within the New Zealand Red Cross: 

Emergency Management and International (PDF)
Engagement and Enterprise (PDF)
Migration Services (PDF)
Office of the Secretary General (PDF)
Organisational Services (PDF)
People Experience and Support (PDF)



The consultation timeline is outlined below. Please note that the dates are indicative only.  While we will do our best to achieve them, they may change. 

We’ll keep you posted on whether the dates change.

  • Wednesday 20 July: consultation period commences – discuss proposed changes and have access to Realising 2030 proposals.  
  • Wednesday 20 July - Wednesday 10 August consultation underway – provide your feedback and comments. 
  • Wednesday 10 August: consultation period closes at 5pm 
  • From 10 August: feedback is considered 
  • End of September: final decisions communicated and implementation process begins 




Wellbeing Support

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) 

EAP Services are an independent counselling organisation, who can provide up to three confidential and professional counselling sessions to assist New Zealand Red Cross people with any personal or work issues. 

Additional counselling may be available via approval from New Zealand Red Cross. All counsellors are qualified, registered, and experienced professionals, trained to help people recognise and overcome problems that may cause them difficulties at work. 

How to access EAP

  • Call 0800 327 669 (0800 EAP NOW) anytime 
  • Visit

Wellbeing Support

You can also complete a Wellbeing Support Request Form to request support from our internal Wellbeing Support team.