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  • Fionnagh Dougan Chief Executive Officer, Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast DHBs

    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.
  • Martin Catterall Chief Digital Officer Hutt Valley, Capital and Coast and Wairarapa DHBs

    Martin was appointed to this role in August 2021, and is an experienced ICT leader with a significant career in health based organisations and a background in successfully implementing strategic change. He was most recently part of the COVID-19 immunisation programme at the Ministry of Health where he created a new pharmacovigilant system to capture, assess and report adverse reactions to the vaccine.

    Prior to that Martin held positions as Chief Information Officer at St John and Director for Information Technology and Communications at the World Health Organisation in Switzerland, where he and his team deployed systems and technology to support staff in over 200 countries.
  • Sally Dossor Director, Office of the Chief Executive and Board Secretary

    Sally is a lawyer and governance executive with experience working in the private and the public sector since 1991. Sally was a partner of a national law, specialising in public law and governance, before joining Wellington City Council as Director Governance and General Counsel. In that time Sally was the Director with responsibility for the Chief Executive’s Office, Democratic Services and the Office of the Mayor.

    Sally’s extensive governance and executive experience is key to supporting our 2DHB Chair, 20 2DHB Board members and the 2DHB Executive Leadership Team.
  • Joy Farley Director Provider Services, Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast DHBs

    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 MOH. 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
  • Sue Gordon Director Transformation, Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast DHBs

    Sue was appointed to this role in July 2021, and is on secondment from the Ministry of Health where she is currently Deputy Chief Executive COVID-19 Health System Response. Prior to that she held a key role in a substantial organisational change programme and oversaw the development of the Ministry’s strategy Tā Tātou Rautaki.
  • Christine King Chief Allied Professions Officer, Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast DHBs

    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.
  • Rachel Gully Director of People and Culture, Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast DHBs

    Rachel was appointed to this role in July 2021, and was previously at Oranga Tamariki where she was the General Manager, People and Leadership. Before this, Rachel has held senior HR and people leadership positions at the Ministry of Health, Civil Aviation Authority and New Zealand Customs Service.
  • Arawhetu Gray Director Māori Health, Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast DHBs

    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.
  • Sarah Jackson Executive Director of Clinical Excellence, Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast DHBs

    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.
  • John Tait Chief Medical Officer, Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast DHBs

    John was appointed in June 2020. He has previously held the position of Chief Medical Officer for Capital & Coast DHB since April 2016, and 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
  • Peter Guthrie Acting Director of Strategy Planning and Performance, Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast DHBs

    Peter was appointed to this role in December 2021 covering Rachel Haggerty who is seconded to interim Health New Zealand. Peter has worked in the health sector for more than 20 years including time as an HR Manager for Northland and Counties Manukau DHBs, GM for RMO Services for the three Auckland DHBs and with the Ministry of Health as GM of the team supporting the National Health Committee. For the last five years Peter has been GM Planning and Performance for Capital & Coast and Hutt Valley DHBs.

    As Director of Strategy Planning and Performance, Peter has 2DHB accountability for leading all aspects of funding and planning service delivery including community commissioning, 2DHB alignment with the goals of the health reforms and performance against organisational strategies and targets.
  • Chris Kerr Chief Nursing Officer, Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast DHBs

    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.
  • Mathew Parr Acting Chief Financial Officer, Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast DHBs

    Mathew is on secondment from PwC where he is a partner in the firm. From August 2021 he has been acting as the Chief Financial Officer four days a week. Mathew has over 10 years experience as a Chartered Accountant and has held senior roles in both the Ministry of Health and the NHS.
  • Rosalie Percival Chief Financial Officer, Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast DHB

    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.
  • Helen Mexted Director Communications and Engagement, Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast DHBs

    Joining CCDHB and HVDHB in August 2020, Helen brings a diverse mix of strategic communications and engagement experience to HVDHB and 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.
  • Junior Ulu Director Pacific People's Health, Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast DHBs

    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.