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Health board chairs and deputies appointed

Hon Tony Ryall
Minister of Health

29 November 2013

Health board chairs and deputies appointed

Health Minister Tony Ryall has today announced the chairs and deputy chairs of the 20 district health boards (DHBs).

“14 chairs and 13 deputy chairs are continuing in their roles,” says Mr Ryall.

“To encourage greater regional collaboration in the planning and delivery of health services, there are seven chair and deputy chair cross-appointments.

“For example, there are multiple cross-appointments of chairs and deputies in the four Northern region boards and the three boards in the Greater Wellington region.

“It makes good sense to have some members on neighbouring boards as there are overlaps in care provided to patients. Capital & Coast DHB, for instance, provides nearly 35 per cent of Hutt Valley’s elective surgery.

“Four boards will be chaired by elected members – Hawke’s Bay, Capital & Coast, Nelson Marlborough and South Canterbury DHBs.

The full list of chairs and deputies is:

District health boardChairDeputy Chair
NorthlandTony NormanSally Macauley
WaitemataDr Lester LevyTony Norman*
AucklandDr Lester LevyDr Lee Mathias
Counties ManukauDr Lee Mathias*Wendy Lai*
WaikatoBob Simcock*Sally Christie
LakesDeryck ShawLyall Thurston
Bay of Plenty Sally WebbRon Scott*
TairawhitiDavid ScottBarbara Clarke
TaranakiPauline Lockett*TBA
Hawke’s BayKevin AtkinsonNgahiwi Tomoana
WhanganuiDot McKinnon*Phil Sunderland
MidCentralPhil SunderlandKate Joblin
Hutt ValleyDr Virginia HopeWayne Guppy
Capital and CoastDr Virginia HopeDr Derek Milne*
WairarapaDr Derek Milne*Leanne Southey
Nelson MarlboroughJenny BlackIan MacLennan
West CoastDr Paul McCormackPeter Ballantyne
Canterbury Murray Cleverley*Steve Wakefield*
South CanterburyMurray CleverleyRon Luxton
SouthernJoe ButterfieldTim Ward*

* new to this position

Mr Ryall thanked all of the chairs and deputy chairs who have just completed their terms for their contribution.

Other DHB appointed members will be announced next week.


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