Executive leadership team

The Executive Leadership Team is the primary executive decision-making body of the District Health Board, with the responsibility for the design and development of the strategic direction of the health system as well as ensuring that the organisation delivers on its objectives and key performance requirements. The team includes:

Margie Apa Fepulea'i Margie Apa
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Margaret White Margaret White
Chief Financial Officer
 benedict hefford Benedict Hefford
Director of Primary, Integrated &
Community Care
Phillip Balmer  Phillip Balmer
Director of Hospital Services
Gloria Johnson Dr Gloria Johnson
Chief Medical Officer (CMO)

Jenny Parr
Jenny Parr
Chief Nurse &
Director of Patient & Whaanau Experience
Elizabeth Jeffs Elizabeth Jeffs
Director Human Resources

Campbell Brehner
Dr Campbell Brebner
Chief Medical Advisor, Primary Care
Acting Director of Population Health
(photo coming soon) Mary Seddon
Director of Ko Awatea
Stuart Bloomfield Stuart Bloomfield
Chief Information Officer
(photo coming soon)


Pauline Hanna
Acting Director of Strategy &