Dr Kim Workman (of Ngāti Kahungunu and Rangitaane descent) spent nearly four decades within the public sector, with career roles within the Police, the Office of the Ombudsman, State Services Commission, Department of Maori Affairs, and Ministry of Health, including a stint as Head of the Prison Service. Kim was then Director of Prison Fellowship from 2000 until 2008. In 2006, Kim joined with Major Campbell Roberts of the Salvation Army to launch the ‘Rethinking Crime and Punishment’ strategy, and has since lent his expertise to JustSpeak as a strategic advisor and board member.
Kim is a graduate of Massey University, and has completed post-graduate study after receiving two Churchill Fellowship awards. In 2005 Kim was the joint recipient (with Jackie Katounas) of the International Prize for Restorative Justice and was made a Companion of the Queens Service Order in 2007. In 2016 he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Literature by the Victoria University Council. Kim was a Semi-finalist for the 2013 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Award, before going on, in 2018, to be named 2018 Metlifecare Senior New Zealander of the Year.
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