Strategy and Leadership Development


Pharmac is the government agency responsible for purchasing pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Feedback revealed staff and leaders felt a strong disconnect between what they did on a daily basis and the organisation’s vision and strategy.


Catapult was engaged to develop the strategic leadership capabilities of Pharmac leaders through a combination of teaching and application. Catapult trained Pharmac leaders in the use of a series of strategic planning tools and processes. The leaders then applied these processes and tools by engaging all staff in the development of a new five-year vision and strategy. Catapult provided support and coaching to leaders during this application phase. PHARMAC people leaders have also attended Catapult’s residential leadership programme.


An increase in the strategic leadership capabilities of tier two, three and four managers and high staff ownership and connection to the organisation’s vision and strategy.

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