The Executive Management Team is responsible for management matters of the district health board. The Executive Management Team reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer who in turn reports to the Chair of the District Health Board.
Peter has extensive management experience and an interesting career path. His academic career began at the University of Otago where he gained a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and physics. He worked for the Wellcome Medical Research Institute in Dunedin and at the same time completed a PhD in Medicine. Dr Bramley lectured in Biochemistry and Medical Physiology, first in Dunedin and then at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch.
Between 1999 and 2007 Peter held various senior management roles with the accounting software company, MYOB New Zealand Ltd. In 2008 he stepped back into health as Service Manager of Surgical Services at Southland Hospital in Invercargill.
At the end of 2010, Peter moved to Nelson and joined the Nelson Marlborough Health Executive Leadership Team as Service Director Medical and Surgical Services. In 2013 Peter became General Manager Clinical Services and in August 2016 stepped into the role as Acting CE.
Peter was the Chief Executive Officer of Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) from 2017 to 2021, Chief Executive of Canterbury and West Coast DHBs from February 2021 and following transition to Te Whatu Ora on 1 July 2022, Peter has held the role of Interim Regional Director Te Waipounamu and Interim District Director Canterbury and Te Tai o Poutini West Coast.
Peter is an energetic and passionate people manager, with a strong focus on the importance of accessing healthcare close to home and growing a compassionate workforce in the health sector.
Philip is responsible for the health services provided by Te Whatu Ora Te Tai o Poutini West Coast’s team of nearly 1000 staff from Karamea to Haast.
He has senior management experience in the private and public sectors, developing and building teams that excel in achieving their objectives. Philip’s experience in New Zealand and overseas, across diverse industries, provides him with a wealth of experience to support teams to look outside the box.
Philip is passionate about rural health care delivery and how the West Coast health system can lead the way in this area, providing consistent, high quality, person-centred care to the West Coast community.
Rob Ojala leads the facilities redevelopment for Canterbury & West Coast DHBs. Rob is an Emergency Physician by training and has been with Canterbury DHB for the past 20 years following completion of his specialist training in Melbourne.
He has been clinical lead for facilities redevelopment for Canterbury DHB for 10 years prior to his current role. During this time he has overseen the delivery of the Burwood Hospital redevelopment and extensive change on the Christchurch Hospital campus with a new Outpatients Building being constructed, and Waipapa the acute services facility. During 2021 his focus is on the redevelopment of the remainder of Christchurch Hospital, redevelopments and new facilities for specialist mental health services on the Hillmorton campus along with a number of other facilities projects.
Rob also continues his clinical practice as an Emergency Physician at Christchurch Hospital’s Emergency Department.
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David Green is an experienced financial controller with over 23 years of experience in the Health Sector, including 17 years as the CDHB Financial Controller.
James has held a number of senior executive positions in several successful and well-known organisations including ASB Bank, Telecom / Spark, and The Warehouse, and for the past six years in the health sector with Health Alliance, Mahitahi Primary Health Entity and The Order of St John. The majority of James’ senior positions have been in IT across several different industries.
With a proven track record of operational stability, programme delivery, and commercial stewardship, James is most proud of developing an autonomous senior leadership team aligned in vision and values. James believes our people strive for continuous success when leaders help them understand how their role contributes to the delivery of products and services and are engaged with the technology that can enable and accelerate their goals.
James leads the Information Services Group (ISG) for Canterbury and West Coast districts. In his role as Chief Digital Officer James also holds the Executive Portfolio for Innovation.
Born and bred on Auckland’s North Shore, James whakapapas to Northland (Ngapuhi, Karetu).
Karalyn is responsible for the Communications team, which interacts with the media and public and keeps staff informed of what’s going on in the DHB. The Communications team is responsible for external and internal communications, which includes publications and health campaigns. Karalyn has been in this role since 2011. Before that she was a senior advisor at the Ministry of Health. She has also worked at Hawke’s Bay District Health Board and the office of the Minister of Health. She is a member of the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand and International Association of Business Communicators.
Her experience spans the public and private healthcare systems in the UK, and includes clinical leadership positions, founding and running of her own business, and advising the World Health Organisation. In 2015 Jacqui was made a member of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to healthcare and the health care professions.
Page last updated: 30 November 2022
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