Chai Chuah is National Director of the National Health Board Business Unit of the Ministry of Health.
The NHB Business Unit is central to the new model for planning and funding of health services and changes that will have an emphasis on:
- Stronger clinical leadership
- Improving quality and safety
- Higher service performance
- Improved regional and national decision making, and
- Reducing administrative cost and waste
Before joining the Ministry, Chai was Chief Executive of Hutt Valley District Health Board - a position he's held since 2002.
Chai was a member of DHBNZ's CEOs' Executive until June 2009 and has been involved in a range of sector projects. He chaired the DHBs' Information Group, the National Steering Committee for Quality Improvement Committee programmes and was a member of HISAC - the Health Information Strategy Advisory Committee.
Chai was a member of the National Capital Committee and led the steering committee that developed the 2005 New Zealand Health Information Strategy.
Chai is based at the Ministry of Health offices at No 1 The Terrace, Wellington.