Fionnagh was appointed Chief Executive of both Capital & Coast and Hutt Valley DHBs in 2019. Fionnagh was previously Chief Executive of Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service (CHQ), where she led a statewide service based on the vision of delivering life-changing care for children and young people across Queensland. Fionnagh began her career as a registered nurse and has held senior management positions in the United Kingdom and at Auckland DHB, including leadership roles in mental health, ambulatory services and Starship Children’s Hospital.
Fionnagh has a strong commitment to the provision of safe, sustainable quality health services and a passion for delivering equitable health outcomes through partnerships with Māori and Pasifika communities.
Joy was appointed Director of Provider Services of both DHBs in December 2019.
Joy has held senior leadership positions at a number of DHBs, including Auckland, Southern, Taranaki, Waikato and at the Ministry of Health. Joy has also worked as a consultant developing strategies for improved organisational performance across DHBs and NGOs.
As Director of Provider Services, Joy has 2DHB accountability for leading all aspects of provider service delivery, including regional integration, operational and financial management, staffing, and performance against organisational strategies and targets.
Arawhetu has held various senior executive roles. She was the Group Manager for Mental Health at the Ministry of Health, Deputy Director-General Policy Partnerships at Te Puni Kōkiri, and Chief Māori advisor at NZQA. Arawhetu is the Co-Chair of the Maternal Morbidity Working Group, Health Quality Safety Commission.
Arawhetu has iwi affiliations with Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Rangitane ki Wairarapa and Ngāi Tahu.
Rachel has held senior leadership positions at a number of DHBs, including Waitemata, Auckland and Canterbury. She was the General Manager of North Shore and Waitakere Hospitals.
For the past 8 years, Rachel has worked as a consultant, developing strategies and systems for the Ministry of Health, DHBs, NGOs, primary healthcare and Whānau Ora organisations.
Rachel is currently supporting us with our Vision 2030 work.
Chris was appointed in December 2020. She has been the Hutt Valley DHB Director of Nursing since 2017. Chris has worked in the New Zealand Health sector since 1980, working at Wellington Hospital, in aged residential and primary and secondary care. Her primary care experience includes practice nursing; nurse manager of a Maori Health Provider; and clinical leadership for a large PHO.
Chris is passionate about nursing leadership and empowering and supporting nurses to adapt to changing models of care. She is committed to developing the nursing workforce so that nurses are equipped for not only today, but for the challenges facing healthcare in the future; as well as providing safe patient care and equity for our communities.
Chris King was appointed to the 2DHB Chief Allied Professions Officer role in July 2020. The professional groups she leads consist of over 30 Allied Health, Scientific & Technical professions working across the spectrum of community and hospital based services.
Prior to this role Chris was the Director Allied Health, Scientific & Technical (AHST) at Hutt Valley DHB and since 2007 has held senior AHST leadership roles across both Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast DHBs.
Chris’s clinical background is as an Occupational Therapist, having trained in Dunedin. During her years in clinical practice, Chris worked across a range of clinical areas, though spent a number of years working in the field of Chronic Pain and Rheumatology. Chris is currently working towards completing her Masters of Public Health through Otago University.
Joining CCDHB in August 2020, Helen brings a diverse mix of strategic communications and engagement experience to CCDHB, from public sector agencies and local government to commercial sector organisations and NGOs. She holds a wealth of knowledge in influencing organisations to deliver change, enhancing communications and engagement performance, and working effectively with government.
Helen’s experience and knowledge will be invaluable as we continue our work to make our services more seamless, sustainable, and equitable. She has a commitment to building relationships with stakeholders and the community, and is looking forward to supporting the organisation with its diverse communications and engagement needs.
Rosalie is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years’ experience, working in both the private and the public sector. Rosalie has held a number of roles in health organisations including the Regional Health Funding Authority and the National Health Funding Authority. Rosalie has been the CFO at Auckland DHB for the last eight years and prior to this was the CFO at Waitemata DHB for ten years. Rosalie is also chair of Technical Reference Group for the DHB National Costing and Pricing Programme.
Dr Avataeao Junior Ulu started in his position in January 2021 and will lead the work of our Pacific Health team and the implementation of the 3DHB Pacific Health and Wellbeing Strategic Plan for the Greater Wellington Region.
Junior has a PhD in Development Studies from Victoria University of Wellington and has broad experience in both health and development, and is passionate about achieving equity in access and health outcomes for Pacific peoples and communities.
Junior was most recently Director Pacific Development at the Pasifika Medical Association and prior to this worked with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Oxfam, ChildFund, the United Nations Development Programme, Counties Manakau District Health Board and Volunteer Service Abroad.
Tracy comes with significant experience in a large complex organisation, having been at MPI for the past eight years – most recently as Chief Information Officer and Director, Business Technology and Information Services – and previously with NZ Post. She has also recently provided leadership at MPI as acting Deputy Director General Corporate Services.
Her achievements at MPI include creating and implementing an information technology strategy, introducing new digital and technology solutions at the New Zealand border, and overseeing the merger of Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the Ministry of Fisheries technology systems, implementing the first Google enterprise in New Zealand.
Appointed in April 2016, John previously held the position of the Executive Director Clinical, Surgery, Women’s and Children’s. He has been a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist since 1986.
John is currently Chair of the National Maternity Monitoring Group, and Chair of the Maternal Morbidity Working Group. He is a member of the Endometriosis Task Force, Neonatal Encephalopathy Taskforce and the Waikato Maternity Taskforce; Director of ISTAR, and Vice President of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Declan leads work to bring Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast DHBs together as one team as we work to improve health outcomes in our communities, and plan more effectively for future health needs of the region. He has responsibility for organisational development, workplace and employee relations, HR services, capability and learning and workplace health and safety.
Appointed Acting Executive Director of Clinical Excellence of both DHBs in April 2021, Sarah is a Consultant Anaesthetist, specialising in Neuroanaesthesia and was previously the Clinical Director Quality Improvement and Patient Safety and Clinical Lead for Vascular Access at CCDHB.
Sarah has strengthened clinical governance across CCDHB, particularly in the areas of morbidity and mortality, credentialing and serious adverse event reviews. Sarah is Chair of the Serious Event Review committee.
Sarah is passionate about making a significant difference to the quality of care for the people we serve. Her clinical and professional leadership, and expertise in patient safety, clinical audit and research, will be influential in establishing the DHBs as a Centre of Clinical Excellence.