Meet our Board

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David Moore


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.

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Martin Hefford

Board Member

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.

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Steve Miller

Board Member

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.

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Liz Stockley

Board Member

Liz has a broad background in business and local government and joined the health sector in 2012. Liz has focused her time in health on organised general practice and has held senior roles in PHOs including as CEO of Health Hawke’s Bay and Director of Primary Care – Wairarapa for Tū Ora Compass Health. She is now CEO of General Practice New Zealand. Liz holds several not for profit governance roles and is a member of the Institute of Directors. Originally from the UK, Liz made New Zealand home in 2003 and now lives in the Wairarapa with her kiwi husband and two girls.

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Dr Sarah Clarke

Board Member

Sarah is a dual trained specialist in Rural Hospital Medicine and Urgent Care. Through medical school Sarah was an army medic, and deployed to East Timor and Bougainville sparking a passion for the Pacific and for working in less developed nations. Sarah has worked in volunteer roles in Vanuatu and the Cook Islands, and has taught APLS in Papua New Guinea as part of a programme to establish the course in-country including the development of local faculty in order to become self-sustaining. Sarah’s generalist medical experience has set her up well for expedition roles and for the last few years Sarah has worked each season on a small icebreaker taking tourists to the Antarctic peninsula. Her at-home career has varied from provincial ED to rural hospital medicine, to clinical leadership and college governance, from telehealth to travel medicine and many things in between. She has formal post-grad training in community emergency medicine, travel medicine and lifestyle farming and is now working on her Master of Public Health.