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Tony Fallon

16 February 2024

Program Manager in Health New Zealand


Tony Fallon, a Program Manager in the Office of the Chief Executive for Te Whatu Ora | Health New Zealand, is a distinguished leader with a wide range of roles in the health sector. As a board member of Athletics Canterbury and with leadership roles in organizations such as the New Zealand AIDS Foundation and the Needle Exchange Program Te Waipounamu, Tony has demonstrated a commitment to community well-being. A graduate of Trinity College Dublin and Lincoln University, Tony's leadership extends beyond his professional endeavours. In his downtime, he can be found at F45 or engaging in road biking and running in the Port Hills.

“We’re confident that Tony, Luke and Nicola’s dedication and diverse experiences will contribute significantly to the program,” commented Ben Gough. Elsamari Botha, MBA Director at the University of Canterbury, reiterated the sentiment and noted that, “these scholarships have had a big impact not only on the scholarship recipients, but the UC MBA as a whole”, noting that the network of mentors and scholars have accelerated the programme’s focus on industry integration and impact.

The Ben Gough Family Foundation congratulates Luke Johnson, Nicola Peddie, and Tony Fallon on being selected as the 2024 Leaders Scholarship recipients. These exceptional leaders will undoubtedly play key roles in shaping the future of leadership and making a positive impact on their communities and beyond.

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