standard-title Dr Kathryn Foster National Vice-President

Dr Kathryn Foster

National Vice-President

Hey there! My name’s Kat, and I’m an ED registrar stationed in the Auckland region. I started out working in Hawkes Bay, moving to the big smoke after my first year to be closer to family. If I’m not working or studying, I can be found, fairly reliably, traipsing around the city’s beaches and volcanoes with my dog, Stanley.

I was a fairly late convert to the RDA, feeling as many people do, that we have it so good in New Zealand, what was the need for change? This view shifted when I moved into a big DHB, suddenly just one of a number in the mass, vulnerable and voiceless. The RDA was there, supporting me to stand up for myself, providing invaluable guidance and expertise. I am now lucky enough to be in a position to provide that same assistance to other members, so together we can maintain the strength and integrity of our work environment, and our union. I look forward to representing the Auckland RMOs this year, and know that, together, we can stand up to any challenge. If you need anything, I’m simply an email, phone call, or text away!