Panellist: Loren Savage

Profile photo of Loren Savage, a woman with long brown hair and glasses, outdoors with water behind her. She is smiling at the camera.

About Loren

Loren is Senior Advisor to the Chief Executive, Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People.

As a proud disabled woman, Loren has been actively involved in the disability public sector communication and engagement space for almost a decade.

She began at Enabling Good Lives Waikato (trialling what a transformed disability system could look like), in advance of the demonstration launching, before going on to be involved with the System Transformation team at Manatū Hauora.

She has also been involved with the Abuse in State Care, Royal Commission of Inquiry, engaging with marginalised communities to share their experiences with the Commission.

In May last year, she joined the transformative mahi to be part of the Establishment Unit for Whaikaha the new Ministry of Disabled People. Loren is now the senior advisor to the Chief Executive.

Passionate about improving the lives of all disabled people in Aotearoa New Zealand, Loren wants to empower as many people as she can to think about how they can use person-centred and mainstream first principles in their work to enhance the lives and mana of disabled people.