The Executive Leadership Team meets weekly with a focus on enacting strategic direction, plans and priorities of the organisation on behalf of the board.
Three operational sub-committees provide advice and recommendations to the Executive Leadership Team
The Senior Management Team works with the Executive Leadership Team with the daily operational management of the DHB.
How boards are made up
An elected member serves a three-year term. The current term is from 9 December 2013 to 4 December 2016. Board members may stand for re-election every three years.
Appointed members have a term up to a maximum of three years - however may be appointed for a shorter period. The may be reappointed to a maximum of nine consecutive years on the board.
The management of the DHB is the responsibility of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who is appointed by the board, and the Executive Leadership Team. The board has no role in employment decisions beyond the appointment of the CEO. By law, it cannot interfere in matters of individual DHB employees.
The board must:
While elected board members are elected by the public, all board members are directly responsible and accountable to the Minister of Health. The Minister is responsible for setting New Zealand's health and disability strategies and ensuring the tax dollar is spent in an appropriate way.
The government determines remuneration levels for DHB board members. Current recommended fees can be viewed on the Ministry of Health website.
Under the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act, a DHB board has three statutory advisory committees which typically consist of both members of the public and board members of the DHB. These committees provide a key means for community voices to be heard.
Waitemata DHB has the following Health Advisory Committees: