Our Board members
National Health Board members:
Dr Murray Horn served in the New Zealand Treasury for 18 years, including four years as its Chief Executive (Secretary to the Treasury). He subsequently held a number of senior executive roles with ANZ Banking Group, including Managing Director of the group's New Zealand business and then its international Institutional Banking business out of Sydney.
Murray has previously served on a number of boards, including the New Zealand Tourism Board. He has represented New Zealand at the OECD, as a Governor at the World Bank and as an Alternate Director at the International Monetary Fund. Dr Horn joined the Board of Telecom in July 2007 and is currently Chairman of Telecom's Audit and Risk Management Committee. He chaired the Minister of Health's Ministerial Review Group that reported in July 2009. Murray received his PhD at Harvard University.
In June 2012 the New Zealand Health Innovation Hub appointed Murray as its inaugural Chairman.
Dr Jeff Brown has been a Paediatrician at Palmerston North Hospital for 20 years. Jeff is very involved in resuscitation and life support training as Chair of Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) NZ, as developer of NZRC Newborn Life Support (NLS) Course and through the training of NLS Instructors to nationally consistent standards for all health professionals at the birth of a baby. He is also involved in education, assessment and accreditation of future paediatricians as member of RACP Education Committee and as a Senior Examiner.
As National President of Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS), Jeff is a champion of a high-functioning public health system and clinical leadership.
Ms Mary Gordon is the Executive Director of Nursing at Canterbury DHB (2002-present). Prior to this Mary was Director of Nursing Practice at South Auckland Health (2000-2002).
Mary completed the Top Management Programme (1997) through the Ministry of Health, a Certificate in Health Economics (1995) and a Diploma in Public Health, Society Health and Public Policy (1992) at Victoria University.
She also completed a Certificate in Health Education and Promotion at the Wellington School of Medicine (1991), an Advanced Diploma in Nursing at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute (1990) and was Registered as a General and Obstetric Nurse through the West Coast School of Nursing (1984).
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.
Mrs Marion Guy is a Registered Nurse who has worked in primary health care for 20 years along with other nursing roles in secondary care. She is an elected Member of the Bay of Plenty DHB and is also a Member of the Western Bay of Plenty PHO.
Marion was President of New Zealand Nurses Organisation for four years ending September 2009 and is also on the Board of the International Council of Nurses.
Marion completed a Post Graduate Diploma (Nursing) in 2007 and a Masters of Nursing in 2009. She was recognised in the 2010 New Year's Honours for her services to nursing.
Dr Marshall was a General Practitioner in Mount Eden, Auckland from 1966 till 2011 and is Fellow of the New Zealand Medical Association, the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and the Institute of Directors (NZ). He was formerly an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care at the University of Auckland.
Tom was the foundation Chair of ProCare Health Limited, the President of the New Zealand Medical Association and a Member of the Board of Independent Practitioner Association Council. He is currently a Member of the Board of the Auckland Cancer Society. and an Associate Editor of BMC Research Notes, a peer-reviewed, open-access on-line medical and biological sciences journal published in London.
In 1996 Tom was awarded the Order of the British Empire for services to medicineand the community.
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 Telecom's 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 programme 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.
Dr Bev O'Keefe was a partner in a three-doctor urban general practice in Rotorua from 1980 until 2009. This was interspersed with a year in general practice in rural British Columbia, Canada in 1987-88.
Following three years as Deputy Chair of the Independent Practitioners Association Council of NZ (IPAC), Bev was appointed Chair in 2006, and then Executive Chair in 2009. Bev continued in that role (with IPAC rebranding as as General Practice NZ in February 2010) until December 2012.
Between 2006 and 2009 she was also Chair of the NZ General Practice Leaders Forum.
Mr Hayden Wano is of Te Atiawa, Taranaki and Ngati Awa Iwi descent. Hayden has over 22 years'experience in senior health management and is currently Chief Executive of Tui Ora Limited (a Maori development organisation) and General Manager, Iwi and Community with Midlands Health Network.
Hayden has more than 27years' experience in mental health, community and medical services and has held positions as Director of Clinical Services with Taranaki Healthcare Limited, and was Chairman of Taranaki District Health Board from 2000 to 2007.
Hayden holds a number of other governance positions including Chairmanship of the Health Sponsorship Council, and is a fellow of the Australian College of Health Service Executives.
Dr Margaret Wilsher MD, FRACP is the Chief Medical Officer 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 has served on a number of other professional committees.