Margaret Bazley

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Dame Margaret Clara Bazley ONZ DNZM (born 1938) is a New Zealand public servant.


Starting as a charge nurse at Tokanui Hospital, Te Awamutu in 1961, rose up the ranks to Director, Department of Health in 1978 and subsequently held a number of senior roles in various parts of the New Zealand civil service.

Management Roles[edit]

Significant reports[edit]

  • Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct. Announced 4 February 2004, reported 30 March 2007, released 3 April 2007.[10]
  • Transforming the Legal Aid System. November 2009.[11]

Other service[edit]


Bazley was made a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 1999[13] and was later made an additional member of the Order of New Zealand in 2012.[14]

She is also: