Meet our Board
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.
Dr Charlotte Harris
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.
Martin has over 20 years’ experience in health services planning and delivery. Martin has held a number of health sector roles, including: GM Integrated Care at Counties Manukau, Chief Operating Officer at Capital & Coast DHB; Group Manager Planning and Funding at Hutt Valley DHB; Senior Locality Manager in the Health Funding Authority; and Group Manager Mental Health in the Central Regional Health Authority. He has also worked as a Senior Advisor for the Department of Social Welfare, and within the NGO sector, and was awarded a Harkness Fellowship in 2013 to work with Kaiser Permanente in the USA. Martin has three grown up children – all boys and all Wellingtonians.
Steve is Chief Digital Officer for MidCentral District Health Board and the Central Primary Healthcare Organisation. Before taking up the role with MidCentral DHB, Steve worked for Central TAS as the Regional Executive Lead – Central Region Health Information programme and was instrumental in reshaping the programme to accelerate the roll out of core Electronic Medical Record (EMR) functionality across the six District Health Boards of the Central Region. Steve has an extensive career in the ICT industry in both New Zealand and Australia with a large portion of that time being focussed on the Health and Disability Sector. Steve has held various senior management and director level positions in a range of information technology companies, including Computer Sciences Corporation (now DXC), iSoft Limited, Gen-i and Telecom NZ. He has been a Senior Policy Advisor in Ministry of Health and a private consultant. Steve is the current Chair of the National District Health Board Digital Leadership forum.