Appointees to health bodies announced

  • Tony Ryall

Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced several appointments and reappointments to health sector boards.

Mrs Gay Shirley has been appointed to the Waikato District Health Board, replacing Mr Gordon Chesterman, who resigned shortly after the recent elections.

Mr Jamie Simpson of Christchurch has been appointed to the Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand (ALAC) and Ms Anne Hobby has been reappointed.

Mr Alastair Scott and Ms Pip Dunphy have been reappointed to the Crown Health Financing Agency (CHFA), and Mr Scott has been appointed chair.

Mrs Ingrid Collins of Gisborne and Mr Murray Burns of Carterton have been appointed to the CHFA.

Dr Peter Foley has been appointed as Deputy Chair of the Health Quality and Safety Commission.

Mr Ryall thanks John Anderson for his chairmanship of the CHFA over the past three years and Mrs June McCabe for her membership over the past two years.

Mr Ryall also acknowledged Mr Chesterman's service to Waikato DHB, and wished him well in his new role as Deputy Mayor of Hamilton.