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Three new District Health Board appointments

Hon David Cunliffe
Minister of Health

22 September 2008 Media Statement
Three new District Health Board appointments

Health Minister David Cunliffe today announced the appointment of a new Deputy Chair at Counties Manukau DHB, a new member at South Canterbury DHB and a member reappointment at Wairarapa DHB

Paul Cressey has been appointed as Deputy Chair of the Counties Manukau DHB board, Nicola Hornsey as a member of the South Canterbury DHB board, and the reappointment of Pamela Jefferies as a member of Wairarapa DHB board. All the appointments are for one year

Paul Cressey is currently an elected member of Counties Manukau DHB and has been since 2001. He served as the DHB’s Deputy Chair from 2001 to 2004. He has a history of effective governance, with significant experience in both public and private sector organisations.

“Mr Cressey has over 30 years board experience, with over 40 years experience in the health sector,” Mr Cunliffe said.

Mr Cressey is actively involved in community work as Chair of the South East Auckland Life Education Trust and Chair of the Ronald McDonald House Auckland Tust Nicola Hornsey is a self-employed Employment Law and Resource Management Consultant.

“Ms Hornsey is involved in important work in South Canterbury through being a Trustee and Chair of the Mid and South Canterbury Community Trust,” Mr Cunliffe said.

“Ms Hornsey brings a mix of skills to the board, including a background in resource management, board experience and community work.”

Pamela Jefferies is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, with 20 years senior leadership and management experience. She has extensive governance experience gained through 20 years as a Director in the National Australia Bank Group, retiring from the group in 2006. Mrs Jefferies was an appointed member of the Wairarapa DHB in its 2004-2007 term, and currently serves as Chair of the DHB’s Audit and Risk Committee and Hospital Advisory Committee.

“Mrs Jefferies brings a strong financial background and business acumen to the board,” Mr Cunliffe said.


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