Capital Investment Committee members
Mr Evan Davies is Managing Director of Todd Property Group Limited, a subsidiary of Todd Corporation Limited. Todd Property Group is a large scale, broad based property company specialising in master planned residential and commercial developments.
From 1996 until 2007 Evan was the founding Managing Director of gaming and entertainment company, SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited. While at SkyCity he oversaw the purchase, design and development of several casinos in New Zealand and Australia including Auckland's Sky Tower and associated SkyCity Casino complex.
A qualified Planner, Evan has wide spread interests in property development, city planning and urban issues as well as other business interests in farming and viticulture, and sits on the Board of two substantial charitable trusts.
Mrs Sally Webb has a public health nurse background, was a Member of the Minister of Health's Ministerial Review Group that reported in July 2009 and has extensive experience in governance and a broad health sector knowledge. Sally is a former Member of the Midland Regional Health Authority Board, the Health Research Council, the Health Funding Authority, and was Interim CEO of the Health Funding Authority.
Sally is currently Chair of Bay of Plenty District Health Board and brings perspective from nursing, management, governance and community health care roles.
Dr Margaret Wilsher, MD, FRACP, is the CMO at Auckland District Health Board and a Respiratory Physician working both in public and private sectors. She is a graduate of the University of Otago, with postgraduate training at Greenlane Hospital and then research and further clinical training at the National Heart and Lung Institute and Royal Brompton Hospital, London.
Margaret continues work as a clinical leader in the public sector with an active clinical and research practice, and is a clinical teacher for the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland. Outside of the DHB, she has been a Council Member and Examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, President of the Auckland MedicoLegal Society and served on a number of other professional committees.
Professor Des Gorman is a Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean at the University of Auckland's Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, and Executive Chair of Health Workforce New Zealand. He was the Head of the University's School of Medicine from 2005 to 2010 inclusive and was the first graduate of the School to hold that position.
Des has a strong interest in the development and maintenance of an effective health workforce. He was a Commissioner on the Ministry of Health's Commission on Resident Medical Officers and was also the Chairman of the Minister of Health's Taskforce that reviewed the funding of the training of the New Zealand health workforce in 2009. He was appointed as the Executive Chairman of Health Workforce New Zealand, a member of the National Health Board, and the Capital Investment Committee. He is also a Member of the Welfare Working Group for the Minister for Social Development.
Des has dual Australian and New Zealand citizenship and is ethnically European and New Zealand Māori. His iwi (tribe) is Ngapuhi. In part, because of personal experience, he is strongly committed to promoting indigenous peoples' health.
He holds bachelor's degrees in Science (BSc), and in medicine and surgery (MBChB). He has a doctorate in medicine (MD), which was conferred by the University of Auckland, and a doctorate in philosophy (PhD), which was conferred by the University of Sydney. Both doctorates were awarded on the basis on in vivo research into brain injuries. In addition to brain injuries, his clinical interests are largely in the disciplines of toxicology and occupational medicine.
Dr Murray Milner spent most of his 38 years in the ICT industry in Telecom New Zealand, rising to become the Chief Technology Officer for Telecom. Murray championed the transformation of the New Zealand Telecoms environment into a high performance IP network offering leading edge services throughout the country.
He now runs a busy consulting practice in New Zealand and works extensively with central government, local government and enterprises on ICT strategy and infrastructure development. He has been advising on the Connected Health program for over three years.
He is also currently Chair of the National Health IT Board and through this position is keen to help achieve substantial improvements in ICT capability to the benefit of health care within New Zealand.
He is a Fellow of IPENZ, an active member of IET and IEEE and is on the editorial panel for the Telecommunications Journal of Australia.
Ms Jan Dawson is a Director of Air New Zealand, Westpac New Zealand, and Deputy Chair of Counties Manukau DHB. Jan was previously the Chair and Chief Executive of KPMG New Zealand and has over 30 years' experience in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Canada, providing audit and accounting advice to public and private companies.
Jan holds a BCom from the University of Auckland, is President of Yachting New Zealand, Chair of the Audit Committee of the International Sailing Federation and is a Member of the Council for the University of Auckland.
Mr Paul Carpinter is a well known figure in New Zealand's public sector with a career spanning nearly 40 years. His roles have included Economic Adviser (in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet) to Prime Ministers Lange and Bolger, Deputy Secretary of The Treasury, Assistant Commissioner State Services Commission and Chief Executive of Ministry of Economic Development (MED).
As the CEO of MED he was instrumental in leading the government's economic development agency responsible for policy in economic development, telecommunications, energy, consumer affairs, tourism and commercial law.
Paul is presently an independent consultant to both the private and public sectors. He holds a M.Com (Hons) and B.Sc. (Canterbury University), a Dip Accy and was awarded a QSO in the 2001 New Year's Honours.