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.
Brad Healey was appointed Interim Lead – Hospital and Specialist Services Waitematā in January 2023. He was first employed as General Manager Diagnostics & Clinical Support at Waitematā in 2020 and is an accomplished contributor to the health sector with many years of substantial experience in senior leadership roles. Brad has worked at operational and governance levels - successfully leading the development of multiple new and innovative services at Waitematā and in his previous Manukau and Waikato-based positions. He thrives on complex challenges and his ability to facilitate positive relationships in a multidisciplinary environment has resulted in significant achievements for the benefit of our patients and the community that we serve.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
Executive Director, Tier 1 Community Services
Dr Herman was previously Secretary of Te Marae Ora Cook Islands Ministry of Health leading health reforms and the establishment of health systems preparedness plans against COVID-19. Prior to her role in the Cook Islands, Dr Herman was a Medical Officer of Health at Auckland Regional Public Health Service, helping lead the response to the mumps outbreak.
She is a Public health Physician and General Practitioner and is a Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine, and Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. She has a Masters in Public Health and PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Auckland.
In 2016, Dr Herman received the Pasifika Medical Association Services Award for her services to Pacific peoples.