Steering Group

The Steering Group is used to provide insight and context from stakeholders into Patients First’s activities. The group includes representatives from ACC, General Practice New Zealand, The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, Ministry of Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, District Health Boards, primary care and allied health networks and consumers.


Dan Hope, ACC
Digital Product Manager

Darren Douglass, Ministry of Health
Deputy Chief Technology and Digital Services Officer

David Bratt, Ministry of Social Development
Principal Health Advisor

David Moore, Sapere Research Group
Managing Director

Helmut Modlik, Patients First
Chief Executive Officer

Dr Jeff Lowe, Karori Medical Centre
General Practitioner

Liz Stockley, General Practice New Zealand
General Manager

Michael Howard, Central TAS
Programme Manager

Richard Hamblin, Health Quality and Safety Commission
Director Health Quality & Evaluation

Dr Richard Medlicott, Island Bay Medical
General Practitioner

Sandra Kirby, Physiotherapy NZ
Chief Executive Officer

Shayne Hunter, Capital & Coast DHB
Chief Information Officer

Stephanie Fletcher
Consumer Representative

Terina Moke, Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners
Acting Chief Executive Officer

Zeeman Van Der Merwe, ACC
Manager Information Strategy and Planning