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RNZ College of General Practitioners appoints new CEO

Media Release
3 August 2012

Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners appoints new CEO

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (the College) has appointed its Group Manager Membership Services, Helen Morgan-Banda, to the role of Chief Executive Officer, President Harry Pert announced today.

Dr Pert said her appointment was the next step in the changes the College had made over the past year or so to make it more agile and responsive to member and sector needs.

‘We are at an exciting phase in the College’s development and we look forward to having someone with Helen’s wide-ranging experience in the public and private sectors taking on the CEO’s role.

‘Helen has been part of the College’s Senior Management Team since last October which means she is very familiar with the College and how we operate. She brings to her new role more than 15 years in senior management positions.

‘These include being Head of Corporate Affairs for ANZ, New Zealand’s largest bank; Director of Marketing and Communications at Victoria University; Head of Communications and Government Relations at NZ Lotteries; and Strategic Communications Manager in the Office of the Prime Minister. She has a Master of Business Administration from Massey University and is also a journalism graduate from the former Wellington Polytechnic (now Massey’s Journalism School).

Dr Pert said that on behalf of the Board and College members he wanted to thank interim CEO Jane O’Hallahan for the significant contribution she has made to the College.

‘Jane has provided leadership to the College during a period of significant change and the Board is very grateful for this and the positive changes she has achieved since she took on the role in August 2011.’

Dr Pert said that Ms Morgan-Banda would take up the role on 1 October.


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