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BOPDHB Member Profiles

 

Sally Webb

Sally Webb

Mobile: 027 603 1058

Email: sally@sallyw.co.nz

Sally was appointed Chairperson of the DHB in November 2010.

She has been involved in health for many years and was previously Chair of the Bay of Plenty Area Health Board and a Trustee of Poutiri Trust. 

Sally is committed to working with the Board and management to position BOPDHB as one of the highest performing DHBs in the country. "We serve a diverse population, therefore communication is important to ensure we understand our communities' needs."

Sally lives in Whakatane with her husband Patrick and loves being part of a vibrant fun community. 

 

Mark Arundel

Mark Arundel

Home: 07 576 7729

Work: 07 576 9770

Fax: 07 576 9770

Email: m.arundel@xtra.co.nz

Post: PO Box 888, Tauranga 3110

Mark is a community pharmacist at Bethlehem in Tauranga. His experience as a primary health provider, board member and life experiences with family have reinforced belief in the priority care and compassion required in healthcare and that respect, dignity and comfort for our growing elder population should be universal.

Mark was appointed to Eastbay Health and Westbay Health prior to the establishment of the BOPDHB and has been an elected board member since.

He is currently Chair of the Bay of Plenty Hospital Advisory Committeee. 

 

Yvonne Boyes

Yvonne Boyes

Home: 07 312 5981

Email: y.boyes@xtra.co.nz

Yvonne lives at Ohope Beach in the Eastern Bay and works as a nurse in primary healthcare. She enjoys life, the beach and the environment. She has an adult family and enjoys the extra dimension grandchildren give.  She has been a part of the community's voice on the BOPDHB around health matters for four terms. Her strengths are her extensive nursing and health background, commitment to community and advocate for health and welfare of our environment and population.

Yvonne has worked for many years as a nurse in the community and involved at decision making level with the Cancer Control Council NZ, Project Hope and BOPDHB member. These opportunities have ensured an excellent understanding of governance and the strong ability to advocate for communities.

 

Geoff Esterman

Geoff Esterman

Home: 07 544 1055

Work: 07 578 4309

Email: gpmc@eol.co.nz

Geoff is New Zealand born and a trained General Practitioner who has worked in the BOP for the last 25 years completing hospital years in Tauranga, then working as a GP locum around the BOP before taking over Gate Pa Medical Centre over 20 years ago.

He has been involved with Primary Health Care boards and has a good overview of hospital issues by attending regular meetings and through ongoing interaction with hospital colleagues. He brings to the Board a strong understanding of how the health system functions from a hospital, General Practice and patient perspective. He also brings common sense from life experience and a voice from the coalface for patients.

Geoff wishes to help the board facilitate improving health for all, especially those most at need. He does this by enabling patients to look after themselves better and ensuring excellent back up community and hospital services. He believes this can be achieved through education and improved efficiencies and communication.

Geoff is married to Penny, and together they have raised four children. In his spare time he enjoys holidaying in the Opotiki area, keeping fit and surfing.

 

Marion Guy

Marion Guy

BN, PG Dip. MN, QSO

Home: 07 543 2778

Email: mmguy10@gmail.com

Marion is a registered nurse. Her clinical work has included both hospital and community. She has had three terms as a board member at BOPDHB.

Marion has extensive experience in the health sector. She is currently President of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation, a member of the National Health Board and a board member of the Western Bay of Plenty Primary Health Organisation. Marion has a Masters in Nursing and was awarded a Queens Service Order in 2010 for her services to nursing.

 

matuaparkinson

Matua Parkinson

Email: mcmkn@vodafone.co.nz

 

Matua is a familiar face on the rugby field and in the community. Having balanced a professional rugby career, business interests and a young family over the last 15 years, he currently presents New Zealand's only reality hunting show called Hunting Aotearoa.

He is passionate about health and an advocate for healthy living. He values his health and he knows what it takes to stay healthy. After all he has reached the pinnacle of his sport. To Matua, health is wealth. 

Matua has lived in Tauranga for over 18 years, is married to Cheri and together they have three sons. Matua believes in living a fit and healthy lifestyle.

 

Vervies Punohu McCausland

Vervies Punohu McCausland

Board Runanga Representative

Punohu has Te Arawa and Mataatua tribal affiliations, has a background in education, teaching and lecturing, and holds a Bachelor of Maori Studies.

For the past 12 years, Punohu has been involved in the health sector, holding trustee, directorship, coordinator and chairperson positions. Punohu was appointed to the BOPDHB  in December 2004 and finished her term in December 2010. Punohu is now the Runanga Representative on the Board. 

 

Anna Rolleston

Anna Rolleston

BSc, MSc, PhD

 

Anna was born and raised in Tauranga and completed her university education at the University of Auckland within the Department of Sport and Exercise Science (BSc and MSc) and then later within the Faculty of Medicine (PhD).

Anna is an exercise physiologist and is director of The 
Cardiac Clinic that specialises in lifestyle
management of chronic conditions. Anna holds a Research Fellow position within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Auckland with the majority of her research work focussed on Maori health, cardiovascular disease and clinical exercise physiology.

 

Ron Scott

Ron Scott

JP MInstD MNZAPEP

 

Work: 07 577 1891

 

Ron was elected to the Board in 2010 and appointed by the Minister of Health in 2013 as Deputy Chair.

He is also Chair of the Community and Public Health Advisory Committee and Disability Services Advisory Committee, and a member of Finance  Audit and Risk Management committee.Ron is the cofounder of Stellaris Ltd, a NZQA registered training provider specialising in governance education including the Certificate in Governance (Level 7).Ron is active in the community with roles that include trustee of the Tauranga Energy Consumers Trust and Chair of the SILC Charitable Trust. He is Treasurer of Age Concern Tauranga.He is a professional member of the NZ Association of Training and Development, a member of the Institute of Directors and a Justice of the Peace.

His interest is to see that the Health and Disability sector is 'joined up' across all populations and covering the spectrum from wellness through primary care and into the hospital service. The objective is to have a healthier population across the region.

 

Judy Turner

Judy Turner

Home: 07 312 4965

Mobile: 021 309 803

Email: judyturner.ohope@xtra.co.nz

Judy is serving her first term on the BOPDHB and while not sporting any health practitioner qualifications, has maintained an interest in health issues, ever since serving on the Health Select Committee as a Member of Parliament (2002-2008). Since 2008, Judy has served a term on the Advisory Committee for Reproductive Technology, and is an executive member of the recently formed Rural Health Alliance of Aotearoa NZ, an organisation that looks at issues affecting those living in isolated communities.

Judy's working life has many threads to it. She is a primary teacher by training, has been in business, has worked in the charitable sector doing community work and more recently worked for a supported accommodation facility for men with addiction, mental health and offending challenges.

She is also currently serving her second term as the Deputy Mayor of Whakatane District Council and is a member of the Bay of Plenty Community Response Forum, providing advice on local service needs to the Minister of Social Development.

Judy is married with three adult children and three grandchildren.


New board members:

Bev Edlin

Bev Edlin

Bev is a Fellow of GovernanceNZ, a Chartered Director of the Institute of Directors and current chair of its Tauranga branch. She holds a Doctorate in Governance from Massey University - one of only a few in this country to do so.

In addition to her recent appointment to the Board of the Bay of Plenty District Health Board she is a board member of Magic Netball, a co-director and board member of Boardroom360, a RMA Commissioner and a past Tauranga City Councillor. She has served on a number of Boards/Trusts either as Chair or Board Member/Trustee. As a governance specialist she conducts Board assessments, mentors aspiring Board Members, recruits Board Directors and facilitates professional development on governance matters. For the past eight years she has worked closely with Massey University not only facilitating its MBA Governance Module but also assisting students to complete their thesis. Prior to forming her own company she held senior management positions, working for organisations such as the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, New Post Ltd, Philips NZ and Mainzeal.

Bev has written over 40 articles on Governance related matters and been actively involved in lifting the standards of governance in this country. She recently received recognition for her work in the Governance arena when presented GovernanceNZ's Excellence in Governance Development Award earlier this year.

Bev has been called upon to speak at conferences the most notable being The Academy of Management's World-wide conference in Philadelphia (2007) where she presented a paper on why and where governance needs to change.

Career Highlights

  • Having a chapter on her work at New Zealand Post included in "Innovation and Management in New Zealand" by Dai Gilbertson and Russell M. Knight in which her work was acknowledged as that of an entrepreneur.
  • Receiving The New York Film Festival's World Award for an advertising initiative she worked on.
  • Completing a Doctoral study of a Board operating in the New Zealand Energy sector.

 

Peter Nicholl

Peter Nicholl

Peter lives in Matua, Tauranga with his wife Glynyss and daughter Lily. He is an economist by profession. He worked for 22 years for the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and was Deputy Governor from 1990-1995.  

Peter lived and worked overseas from 1995-2015. From 1995 to 1997 Peter was an Executive Director on the Board of the World Bank in Washington DC representing New Zealand and 11 other countries. In 1997, he was appointed by the IMF to be the first Governor of the Central Bank to be established in the newly-independent country of Bosnia and Herzegovina after their war. Peter ended up working in Bosnia for almost 10 years, 7 and a half of them as the CBBH Governor.

Peter and his wife and their daughter returned to New Zealand to live in 2015 and settled in Tauranga. Peter still continues to work part-time as a central bank consultant, primarily in Eastern Europe but also in Africa and Asia. He is also on the boards of Otumoetai Intermediate School and KidsNeedDadz as well as the Bay of Plenty District Health Board. 

Last updated: May 23, 2017