Bridget Allan, Chief Executive
Bridget has worked in a wide range of roles in the health sector, including: research, planning, operational and strategic management, project management and governance in the public sector and as Chief Executive for Hauora Hokianga, an innovative integrated primary care organisation serving a rural population of almost 10,000 predominantly Maori people in the Far North.
Irma Harris, General Manager
Irma has been working in primary health care management for the Hutt Valley for more than 15 years. Irma has oversight of Finance, Human Resources, Information Systems, Corporate Services and all operational aspects of Te Awakairangi Health Network. Present Role: General Manager, Finance and Corporate Services
Marion Thomas, General Manager Programmes and Practice Development
Marion has worked in a range of roles in the health sector, including operational management, strategic planning and funding roles. Her career started as a radiographer, and her work as an independent consultant covered a wide range of projects including laboratory services, palliative care, mental health, disability services. Marion is skilled in managing strategic change programmes, balancing governance and operational policy with stakeholder expectations. Her work has had a strong focus on quality improvement and innovation, frequently reviewing health services/systems and identifying how these can be improved.
Jenny Prentice, General Manager Services
Jenny has had over 30 years’ experience in the New Zealand health sector as a social worker and as a health service manager in both secondary (DHB) services and in a number of NGOs. She has also worked in the central government sector, specifically in HR roles covering organisational development and change management.
Karolyn Kerr, General Manager, Knowledge Management
Having begun her career as a nurse, training in New Zealand and the UK and specialised in Coronary Care nursing and research, Karolyn then studied Health Informatics. After completing a Masters in telehealth, Karolyn twice worked at the Ministry of Health in the digital health team. Here she completed a PhD in data quality, developing a national strategy for data quality for the health sector. Karolyn is a previous Chair of Health Informatics New Zealand and is the current Vice President and New Zealand representative on the Council of the Australasian College of Health Informatics and a Fellow of the organisation. Having a position on the Board of Accuro Health Insurance and membership with the Institute of Directors, Karolyn is well versed in organisational governance, strategic planning and business risk assessment.