The board of Capital & Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) is responsible for governance of the DHB, setting its strategic direction and monitoring progress.
Boards of DHBs have up to 11 members – 7 of these are elected every 3 years during local body elections. The Minister appoints up to 4 members and the board’s chair and deputy chair. Below are the current members of the CCDHB board.
Read the CCDHB Board Governance Manual here.
Find out about public participation at board meetings here.
CCDHB board members
Andrew Blair - Board chair (CCDHB & Hutt Valley DHB)
Andrew has extensive health sector and governance experience. His former roles include chief executive of Acurity Health Group Limited, general manager of Royston Hospital, chair of Cancer Control New Zealand, president of the New Zealand Private Hospitals Association and Hawke’s Bay DHB board member. He currently works as a consultant providing governance and commercial advice. He is also the current chair of the Southern Partnership Group overseeing the redevelopment of Dunedin Hospital and chair of Hutt Valley DHB.
Fran Wilde – Deputy board chair
Fran’s background is in business, politics and the community sector. Her roles have included Cabinet Minister, MP for Wellington Central, Mayor of Wellington and Greater Wellington Regional Council chair. She has held governance roles in private and government organisations, including chair of Housing New Zealand and chief executive of Trade New Zealand. She was awarded a Companions of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2012.
Kathryn is a registered nurse with a PhD in nursing. She has held senior nursing leadership and management roles in clinical practice, hospital management, nursing education and clinical research. Her nursing roles have included education officer for the Nursing Council of New Zealand where she worked with the late Dr Erihapeti Ramsden to develop the Guidelines for Cultural Safety in Nursing and Midwifery Education. Her most recent roles include School Nurse Vaccinator with Regional Public Health and she is an Independent Community Health/Education provider.
Roger has extensive experience in central and local government. His roles have included chief executive of the Ministry for the Environment, the Department of Internal Affairs and Porirua City Council. He is a qualified civil engineer and has a PhD in earthquake engineering. He was the chief planning officer at Auckland Council. He has also been a director on a number of Crown entity boards. He is an elected member of Greater Wellington Regional Council.
Eileen is a Registered Comprehensive Nurse with more than 20 years’ nursing experience. She holds a Master of Public Health (Otago University) and a Diploma of Public Policy (Victoria University). She works at the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions in the position of senior policy analyst. She is the former chairperson of Newtown Union Health Service Board, a member of the Public Health Association and an E tū member. She lives in Newtown.
‘Ana has been a Porirua City Councillor since 2010. She was Deputy Mayor from 2013-16. Previous to her elected roles she was a primary school teacher. ‘Ana is of Te Atiawa, Tongan and NZ Pākehā descent.
Sue is an experienced board member, senior manager, project manager and advisor in the public, private and not for profit sectors. She has worked in a variety of health settings, including general manager of Mary Potter Hospice. She is currently a member of the New Zealand Parole Board, a board member of Kaibosh Food Rescue. In 2009, Sue was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to the community.
Sue has been an elected DHB board member since 2013. She is a Greater Wellington Regional councillor, deputy chair of the Consumer New Zealand Board, board member of UN Women New Zealand and an author. She has a Masters of Arts (Hons) in political science. She was a MP for 12 years and chaired Parliament's Health Select committee for 3 years. In 2016, she received the New Zealand Women of Influence Award for Diversity.
Kim is a director of a consulting company specialising in the provision of public policy and management advice. She has served as the deputy secretary policy with Te Puni Kōkiri, and acting chief executive of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and acting director of the Waitangi Tribunal. She also has governance experience and is a current council member of the Medical Council of New Zealand. Her tribal affiliation is Te Aitanga ā Mate, Ngāti Porou.
Darrin is CEO of the Crown Forestry Rental Trust, having previously been the director of the Waitangi Tribunal. He was appointed to the DHB board in 2010 and reappointed in 2013 and 2016. He is also on the Sport New Zealand Board and a Trustee of Sport Wellington. In 2013, Darrin was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to touch rugby administration.His iwi affiliations are Ngati Rangitihi and Ngati Awa.