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.  


Professor Peter Crampton

Professor Peter Crampton is a professor of public health in Kōhatu, the Centre for Hauora Māori at the University of Otago. He is a specialist in public health medicine. His research is focused on social indicators and social epidemiology, health care policy, and health care organisation and funding. He has served on numerous advisory panels in a variety of policy areas related to public health, health services, and medical education. He has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses related to public health, health systems, and health services management. Professor Crampton is also currently assisting the Simpson review.


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 director 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.


Head and shoulders photo of Wil Harrison, smiling at the camera.Dr William (Wil) Harrison

Dr Wil Harrison is New Zealand's first Māori cardiologist, and is of Ngati Porou and Rongowhakaata descent. He attended medical school and completed his master’s degree in cardiac pathology in Auckland before taking on residency at Tauranga Hospital. He completed cardiology specialist and post-fellowship training in Auckland and an interventional cardiology fellowship at William Beaumont Hospital in Michigan, USA. He works as a full-time interventional cardiologist at Middlemore Hospital specialising in complex coronary interventions and acute coronary syndromes.

Wil has a strong interest in Māori and indigenous cardiac issues, particularly how cultural and systematic issues lead to front-line health inequity. He has previously been a member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians’ Māori health committee, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons’ indigenous health committee and is a former board member of Te Ohu Rata ō Aotearoa. Wil is also a clinical lecturer for the University of Auckland and an active clinical researcher, mentor and teacher.


Dr Tristram Ingham

Dr Tristram Ingham is an epidemiologist with expertise in addressing health inequities within Māori health, long-term conditions, disability rights and health care governance.

Dr Tristram is currently chairperson of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (Tuaatara Central region) Incorporated and vice chairperson of the Muscular Dystrophy Association of New Zealand Incorporated. He also serves on the board of Capital & Coast District Health Board and is a member of the Māori Partnership Board.

Dr Tristram is a senior research fellow with the department of medicine as a respiratory epidemiologist, with research interests in inequalities and long-term conditions management.
He lends his expert advice as member, community & public health and disability support advisory committees on the Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast DHBs. Dr Tristram is a member of the accessibility advisory group with Wellington City Council and has had previous roles as a clinical scientific advisor with the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand, a trustee (board member) with Well Health Trust PHO, strategic advisor (Māori) with the Asthma Foundation of New Zealand and is currently a director for Mirama Enterprises Limited.

For seven years he served as a course convenor/lecturer for the Centre for Hauora Māori.



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.


Dr Colin Tukuitonga

Dr Colin Tukuitonga is director general of the Pacific Community and associate dean (Pacific) and associate professor of public health at the University of Auckland.

Dr Tukuitonga has a strong personal interest in the promotion of health issues, which has seen him in a number of leadership roles both internationally and in New Zealand. He was the chief executive for the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs, and established the international health discipline at the University of Auckland, through the establishment of teaching, research and public serice activities in 2007.

Dr Tukuitonga spent time as a director of public health at the Ministry of Health and was responsible for developing policy advice and guidance on the protection, promotion and prevention of diseases and injury in New Zealand. He led the national response to the threat of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and in the current environment, has been providing advice on COVID-19 to Pacific communities, the Ministry of Health and to Pacific peoples both here in New Zealand and through his Pacific Island connections.

He has coordinated surveillance, prevention and control of chronic non-communicable diseases for the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

As director of public health in Noumea, New Caledonia he directed a change management process for the public health division and restored Pacific Community’s reputation as a leader in health sciences. Dr Tukuitonga became director general of Pacific Community in 2014. He provides strategic leadership and overall direction.

Last updated 27/05/2020