The Right Honourable Sir Anand Satyanand GNZM QSO KStJ

Sir Anand Satyanand became a Patron of careif in 2006. He is a New Zealander whose family origins lie in India and Fiji. He is currently Chairman of the Commonwealth Foundation, the people’s organisation counterpart to the Commonwealth Secretariat. The Foundation’s remit is to advance the wishes and needs of civil society. It does in support of cultural items such as the Commonwealth Lecture and Commonwealth Short Story competition as well as underpinning People’s Forums in advance of Commonwealth Ministers’ meetings such as CHOGM. In professional roles before the present, Sir Anand practised law, worked as a judge, and then undertook two terms as a parliamentary ombudsman. He served as New Zealand’s Governor-General from 2006 until 2011. In between he has maintained a long term adjectival interest in mental health having chaired a Confidential Forum for Former In-Patients of Psychiatric Hospitals in New Zealand and in presently chairing a trust which delivers mental health services.