Chief executive of Oranga Tamariki
Grainne Moss is the Minister for Vulnerable Children. Grainne has worked in a range of industries in a variety of roles. By age 32, she was the head of forestry operations for the central North Island. Moss also headed Bupa, which provides care homes, retirement villages, medical alarms and rehabilitation, from April 2013. She holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours and gained an MBA from the International Institute for Management Development in Switzerland.
In 2014, she was a finalist in the Board and Management category of the Westpac Fairfax Media Women of Influence awards.
Grainne has lived in New Zealand with her husband and four children since 1997. Her mother was head of a Catholic nursing home where Grainne worked from age 16. Grainne was the first Irish woman to swim the English Channel, represented Ireland at international level and in 2001 swam the Cook Strait.