Board

David Moore | Chair

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David is the chair of the Patients First board. David has held a number of senior positions in the New Zealand public sector and, in particular, the health sector. David has also held a number of board appointments in both the public and private sector. David was involved with PHARMAC as the founding General Manager and then as a director for a number of years.  David holds an MCom (Hons) from Auckland University and a Dip Health Ec. from Tromso University.  David is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and is an accredited Director.

Helen Morgan-Banda | Board Member

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Helen Morgan-Banda, is Chief Executive Officer of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. Helen joined the College as Group Manager Membership Services in October 2011 and was appointed as CEO in October 2012.  She brings to the CEO role more than 15 years of senior management experience in the public and private sectors.

Shayne Hunter | Board Member

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Shayne began his career with IBM in 1980 as a computer engineer and following that enjoyed a number of different engineering, customer support, project and executive roles. He left in 1993 to establish the first of a number of businesses. He has worked almost exclusively in health for the last 15 years across primary and secondary care including operational and executive management, project and programme management and management consulting roles. He has been responsible for leading a number of national programmes. He is currently the CIO for Capital & Coast, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa DHBs.

Vince Barry | Board Member

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Vince has over 30 years of experience in the health sector, starting his career in mental health nursing. Since 1993, he has held a range of health management roles with Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB), and its predecessors, including General Manager, Mental Health Specialty Services, General Manager, Aged Care and Rehabilitation Services (spinal and brain injury) as well as managing Orthopaedic Services. For five years Vince was Chair of the National Mental Health Managers group. Vince also led the CDHB’s elective services project which managed elective services for the Canterbury population. Since 2008 Vince has been the CEO to Pegasus Health group of companies. Vince is also a director on the board of Homecare Medical Partnership Ltd, a joint venture company with Procare which run the New Zealand telehealth service. In addition to this he also is the Chair of General Practice New Zealand (GPNZ) CEO’s group and sits on the GPNZ Executive.

Charlotte Harris | Board Member

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Charlotte is originally from the UK, and studied medicine at the University of Liverpool, attaining Honours in a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery Degree. After moving to New Zealand in 2007 Charlotte worked in the rural community of Wairarapa, as a General Practitioner, and also achieved FRNZCGP (Fellowship of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners). Charlotte also carried out her training in 2008 to perform forensic examinations for sexual abuse cases and was an expert witness at Court. After moving to Auckland, Charlotte became the Clinical Director of Auckland PHO in 2012, and also worked for the Auckland DHB as Clinical Director of the Auckland Health Network until 2013. Charlotte also became the Clinical Lead for the Auckland Regional Healthpathways Programme in 2015, which is hosted by Counties Manukau Health DHB.

Charlotte also holds a number of Board appointments in both the public and private health sectors and sits on many Clinical and Health Informatics Governance, Advisory Forums and Alliances at a Regional and National Level. Charlotte is also a member of The Goodfellow Clinical Advisory Board.