John is focused on helping organisations secure sound foundations and achieve sustainable transformational change in organisations where people can make a difference. He believes it is the people at the coalface – the GPs, Nurses and other health care practitioners, and our health care programme providers who know best what is needed to maintain and strengthen the level of service and care. These front line clinicians are being supported by their administrative and management teams to ensure population health is improved across our Waitemata and Northland communities and patients experience the best care possible.
He believes creative solutions are a key to providing quality health care, particularly to the most vulnerable. And is continually looking at ways Comprehensive Care and Waitemata PHO can deliver the best care by working constructively with its stakeholders.
John has worked with many organisations in New Zealand and the wider Asia Pacific region including Shorecare Medical Services, PHARMAC, Central Regional Health Authority, Hitachi Data Systems, Paxus Consulting Services, Databank Systems, Westpac, TOWER NZ and Vector. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Canterbury, is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors, has completed postgraduate studies in health systems law and in emergency management and is a professional member of the Royal Society of New Zealand.