Management and staff at Pukeko Blue Ltd are committed to delivering the highest possible quality of care by working together with our Service Users, families and key services to support each individual who chooses to live here to attain an optimum state of wellness, autonomy, stimulation, comfort and happiness.


Managing Director:

Bruce has worked in the mental health sector since 2001 after coming from a background in management.

Lyn O’Malley

Clinical Director:

Lyn has over 30 years clinical experience and was a District Nurse for DHB mental health.

Trudy Taylor:

Office Manager: Trudy is responsible for the smooth running of the office and the company's IT. She is also the Assistant to Lyn O'Malley and supports the Management Team.

Tara Fraser Milne

Mental Health Service Manager: Tara is responsible for overseeing the Mental Health Clinical team, staff and our Mental Health service.

Deborah Cook:

Quality Services & HR Manager: Deborah has been with the company since 2006. Deborah is responsible for maintaining the Quality Programme and Policies and Procedures.

Andrew McCormack

Intellectual Disability Service Manager: Andrew is responsible for overseeing the ID Clinical team, staff and our ID service.

Supporting the Management Team

Supporting the Management Team we have two Rosters Coordinators, a Training & Development Advisor, an Administrator/Receptionist, two Accounts/Payroll Administrators and two Maintenance Support team members.


Pukeko Blue Ltd employ over 140 people.  We have ten community houses supporting Service Users with intellectual disabilities and ten community houses for Service Users with mental health  diagnosis.   Each house has a Support Lead who is either an Enrolled Nurse or has completed or working towards Level 4 in Mental Health.


We have a highly skilled Clinical Team of Registered Nurses and Enrolled Nurses.  All houses are visited daily by one of the Clinical Team on duty, as well there is a Registered Nurse on call 24 hours/7 days per week; this is managed via an on-call roster.


Pukeko Blue Ltd has a proud reputation in delivering consistently high standards of care for our Service Users in an environment of respect, dignity, compassion, safety and skill and we are proud of our Support Workers who enrich the lives of the Service Users in our care.

Training Support

Support Workers are expected to train to mental health certificate standard and then attain a diploma of mental health, utilising Careerforce to gain unit standards fully supported by Pukeko Blue Ltd.


Ara Institute Bachelor of Nursing students are on placement overseen by our Registered Nurses, who are on the road daily visiting Service Users. Many of our staff have completed Enrolled Nurse training and Bachelor of Nursing training while working part time with us.


In-house training is three monthly for three hours. Pukeko Blue Ltd utilise the Mental Health Education & Resource Centre (MHERC) and Careerforce.  We encourage and support our staff in seeking further education/training.