Dale Bramley looking at the camera smilingDr Dale Bramley (chair)

Dr Bramley, MBChB, MPH, MBA, FAFPHM, FNZCPHM is a 2003–04, Harkness Fellow in health care policy and Practice.

He is the chief executive officer of Waitemata District Health Board (DHB). Waitemata DHB is the largest DHB in New Zealand and provides health services to 629,000 Aucklanders. Waitemata DHB has 7,600 employees and has a $1.7 billion expenditure budget.

Dale is a practising public health physician and is the chief examiner of the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine, a function he has held for the last eight years. He is also an adjunct professor at Auckland University of Technology.

He was appointed by the Minister of Health to the Health Quality & Safety Commission Board in 2014, and appointed chair in 2019. Dale’s previous board appointments include to the National Health Commission and the National Ethics Committee.

Dale also serves as board member of the Well Foundation, Northern Region Alliance and University of Otago Dietetics Programme external advisory board.

Dale has published extensively internationally in over 50 peer-reviewed publications to date.

His iwi affiliations are to Nga Puhi, Ngāti Hine and Whānau Apanui.


Rae Lamb looks at the camera smilingRaewyn (Rae) Lamb (deputy chair)

Raewyn (Rae) Lamb has an extensive background in journalism and has worked as deputy commissioner in the office of the Health and Disability Commissioner (HDC) and more recently, as aged care complaints commissioner for all of Australia. In early 2019, Rae returned to New Zealand and is now working as chief executive officer of Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) focused on mental health, addiction and disability services. Rae was a 2001–02 New Zealand Harkness Fellow and is currently a trustee on the international governing board for Cochrane.


Mena Antonio looks at the camera smilingPhilomena (Mena) Antonio

Philomena (Mena) Antonio has a long history of service in the philanthropic, creative, social and education sectors, with a desire for equitable outcomes for New Zealanders. As a businesswoman and governance practitioner she specialises in bringing diverse thinking and teams together to achieve shared goals. Mena was a member of the 3DHB Pacific Sub Regional Strategic Health Group and the inaugural chair of the consumer council at Wairarapa DHB. She brings a depth of governance experience, and a consumer-centred and Pacific perspective to the Board.



Andrew Connolly looking at the camera smilingMr Andrew Connolly

Andrew Connolly graduated from the University of Auckland in 1987 and is a general surgeon at Counties Manukau Health, specialising in colorectal surgery. He has a strong interest in education, training and clinical governance and has been head of department at Counties Manukau Health since 2003. Andrew was appointed to the Medical Council of New Zealand board in 2009, the latter five years as chair, completing his tenure in February 2019.

He has served on various ministerial committees to review aspects of the health system including the 2015 capacity and capability review. He is currently a member of the Southern Partnership Group to oversee the re-building of Dunedin Hospital, and has served on several Australian Medical Council vocational college accreditation teams. Outside of medicine, Andrew has a strong interest in First World War military history.  


Shenagh GlasnerShenagh Gleisner

Shenagh Gleisner has had a diverse career, managing front line health services, a director of KPMG, a general manager in the Northern Regional Health Authority and a range of senior positions in the core public service. This includes the State Services Commission, the chief executive of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and the acting deputy chief executive of the Department of Labour.

She now undertakes a range of contracts across many sectors and agencies in the state and the not-for profit-sector. This has included work in the Pacific building capability and organisational reviews.

She has had a long career in governance, is currently a director of a large industry training organisation, a director of Emerge Aotearoa which runs mental health, disability and social housing services and the chair of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Risk and Assurance Committee.

Her main role, since July 2019 is the executive cirector of the Public Administration of New Zealand which seeks to inform, inspire and support public service professionals and the public administration system.

Her qualifications include a Master of Science, a Master of Public Policy and certificates in Māori studies and health economics.



Gloria Johnson looking at the camera smilingDr Gloria Johnson

Dr Johnson is currently the acting chief executive at Counties Manukau Health. She is a graduate of the University of Auckland medical school, and completed training as a psychiatrist in Western Australia. As a specialist she worked initially in an academic post with the University of Western Australia, where her major research interest was psychiatric sequelae of stroke. She then moved to full-time private practice as a psychiatrist in both urban and rural settings, before returning home to Northland in 2003.

She was clinical director of Northland District Health Board's mental health services for four years before taking up the post of chief medical advisor there from December 2007. She completed an MBA and specialist training in medical administration during that time. In January 2012, she moved to the post of chief medical officer at Middlemore Hospital, Counties Manukau Health. 



Jenny Parr looking at the camera smilingDr Jenny Parr 

Jenny Parr commenced as chief nurse and director of patient and whānau experience at Counties Manukau Health in January 2017.

Prior to that Jenny held a number of senior nursing, professional and management roles over 24 years, both in New Zealand at Waitemata DHB and in London, England. She held a board position as executive director of nursing and patient experience at Kingston Hospital NHS Trust from 2010–2013. During this time, she led the quality governance agenda to achieve Foundation Trust status in 2013.

In her role at Counties Manukau Health, Jenny brings the expertise around patient experience, standards and safety together to create a whole of system patient experience function within the organisation. Jenny is a registered nurse and qualified midwife with a doctorate in health science. Her research interests include the relationship between leadership, engagement and quality outcomes, and fundamentals of care.

She is a steering group member of the International Learning Collaborative.

Last updated 05/12/2019