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Executive Leadership Team

Dr Dale Bramley

Dr Dale Bramley

Chief Executive Officer

Dr Bramley is the CEO of the Waitematā District Health Board. He is also Chair of  the Health Quality & Safety Commission (HQSC) and a Member of the Māori Expert Advisory Committee advising the Health and Disability Review Group. Waitematā DHB is the largest DHB in the country serving a population of 640,000 people. He has medical qualifications from the University of Auckland (BHB, MBChB), a Master’s Degree in Public Health (first MPH class honours) and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Henley, United Kingdom. He is currently the New Zealand chief examiner of the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine and an adjunct professor at AUT University. He is also a Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine and a Fellow of the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine. A recipient of the international Harkness Fellowship, Dr Bramley has had over 50 published papers in peer reviewed medical journals. He has previously served on the National Health Committee and the National Ethics Committee.

Dr Andrew Brant

Dr Andrew Brant

Deputy CEO

Dr Andrew Brant is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Waitematā DHB and held the role of Chief Medical Officer from 2010 to 2019 after being the Head of Division for Medicine and Health of Older People Services. Dr Brant was previously the Clinical Director of Medical Services at Wellington Regional Hospital, Capital and Coast DHB. He is a Respiratory and General Physician and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He has a Masters in Business Administration from Cambridge University and, most recently, a PhD from the Imperial College, London, UK.

Dr Jonathan Christiansen

Dr Jonathan Christiansen

Chief Medical Officer

Dr Jonathan Christiansen became Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at Waitematā DHB in August 2019 after nearly two years as Associate CMO.

He first worked for Waitematā DHB as an ED House Officer in 1994 and returned in 2003 to be a Consultant Cardiologist and General Physician after seven years of US-based specialist training.

Dr Christiansen previously held the role of Head of Division, Medicine and Health of Older People Services and is also a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Medicine at the University of Auckland.

He is the immediate past NZ President of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and chaired its bi-national Education Committee for four years.

Dr Jocelyn Peach

Dr Jocelyn Peach

Director of Nursing and Midwifery, Emergency Systems Planner

Dr Jocelyn Peach has worked at Waitemata Health Board since 1999. She started her career as a registered general and obstetric nurse at the Auckland Hospital Board School of Nursing at Middlemore Hospital, graduating in 1978. She moved to Australia in 1979 to take up the role in a multi-trauma specialty unit. Upon her return to New Zealand she specialised in cardiothoracic surgical nursing at Greenlane Hospital.

She has held a number of senior nursing leadership roles in the Auckland region, including Clinical Nurse Specialist at Greenlane Hospital, Chief Nurse for the Auckland Area Health Board and Director of Nursing and Midwifery at Auckland Healthcare. Academic development includes an Advanced Diploma in Nursing, Bachelor of Social Sciences, Masters in Business Studies and Doctor of Philosophy (Nursing). Dr Peach is also a recipient of a Winston Churchill Fellowship and NZOM (for services to Nursing).

Tamzin Brott

Tamzin Brott

Director of Allied Health, Scientific and Technical Professions

Tamzin Brott was appointed as the Director of Allied Health, Scientific and Technical Professions in January 2016. Tamzin trained as an Occupational Therapist in Wellington, and has since undertaken a Master of Health Science (MHSc Hons) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA Hons) from the Auckland University of Technology (AUT).

Tamzin began at Waitemata District Health Board in 1992. She comes to her current role following five years as the Head of Division Allied Health for Medicine and Health of Older People Services and Surgical and Ambulatory Services. Prior to this Tamzin worked in Child Health as an Operations Manager. Her experience includes a range of clinical and non-clinical occupational therapy roles across the adult health spectrum, with a large component of this time in community health.

Robert Paine

Robert Paine

Chief Financial Officer & Head of Corporate Services

Robert Paine was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Head of Corporate Services in 2013. Robert has strong health financial management experience in the public sector. After graduating from Oxford University with degrees in Engineering Science and Economics, Robert worked for Deloitte for 10 years in London Auckland and Hong Kong. He joined the Auckland Hospital Board in 1990 as Finance Manager for Greenlane/National Womens Hospital, remaining with the Auckland District Health Board until 2002 holding various senior roles including Financial Controller, Treasurer and Acting CFO. Robert also ran his own Chartered Accounting practice, consulted to the private and public health sectors, and has held senior financial roles with Counties Manukau DHB and Waitemata DHB before joining Northland DHB as General Manager, Finance, Funding & Commercial Services in 2007.

Fiona McCarthy

Fiona McCarthy

Director of Human Resources

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Dame Rangimarie Naida Glavish DNZM JP

Dame Rangimarie Naida Glavish DNZM JP

Chief Advisor Tikanga

Naida has spent her whole adult life as an advocate for people. In May 1984 as a humble toll operator at Auckland City, Naida challenged the might of the then Post Office and won for us the right to use 'Kia Ora' across Te Ika a Maui and Te Waipounamu as a national greeting.

Naida started in 1990 when it was once the Auckland Area Health Board as a Bicultural Manager. Her role today is the Chief Advisor Tikanga. General Manager, He Kamaka Waiora, Māori Health across Waitemata and Auckland District Health Boards.
The Chief Advisor Tikanga (CAT) leads the organisation in managing relationships with mana whenua, and Mātā Waka. The CAT role supports the management of the DHBs obligation to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and provides cultural support to all staff which is available to patients and their whanau.

Dr Debbie Holdsworth

Dr Debbie Holdsworth

Director of Funding (ADHB / WDHB) - Interim Director of Hospital Services

Dr Debbie Holdsworth was appointed as the Director of Funding for both Waitemata and Auckland DHBs on 29 July 2013. Debbie has a medical degree from the University of Auckland and has over 23 years post graduate experience spanning a wide range of clinical and non clinical roles in both primary and secondary care. Over the past 18 years she has successfully transitioned into management initially in project roles including in information systems and the commissioning of the Ascot private surgical hospital in addition to two years contracting with the Ministry of Health.

She has extensive general management experience both in private and more recently the public sector. Debbie joined Waitemata DHB in 2005, firstly as the manager of medical services before moving into the planning and funding team where she held the post of Chief Planning and Funding Officer for two years. Debbie has undertaken post graduate study in health management.

Dr Penny Andrew

Dr Penny Andrew

Director of the Institute for Innovation and Improvement

Penny was appointed inaugural Director of the Institute for Innovation and Improvement in 2016 following four years in her role as Clinical Leader of Quality. She graduated with Medicine and Law and has worked in clinical practice in anaesthesiology and in health law.

In 2009-10 Penny was a Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice studying with RAND Health in Boston.

Dr Andrew's interests include health policy and regulation, patient safety, and quality in health care and performance measurement and improvement.

Tim Wood

Tim Wood

Deputy Director, Funding - Acting Director of Funding
Derek Wright

Derek Wright

Director of Mental Health
Mark Shepherd

Mark Shepherd

Director, Provider Healthcare Services