Expert Advisory Group members are listed below.


Confirmed members

Quality and safety manager from a DHB and/or quality and risk management network representatives

  • Cate Tyrer (Director Quality and Safety, Wairarapa DHB); and/or

  • Chris Eccleston (General Manager – Clinical Governance, South Canterbury DHB)

Secondary health clinicians

  • Mary Gordon (Executive Director of Nursing & Executive Director of Māori & Pacific Health, Canterbury DHB)
  • Colin Feek (Clinical Director, Medicines, Community & Cancer, Capital and Coast DHB)
  • Andrew Brant (CMO, Waitemata DHB and Public Health Physician)

Disability sector representative

  • Paul Gibson (Commissioner for Disability Rights, Human Rights Commission) (from November 2011 to February 2012)
  • Rhondda King (Group Manager, National Quality, National Health Board) (from February 2012 to present)

Data analysis expert (primary and secondary data sets)

  • Susan Iverson (Karo Data Management – involved in HQMNZ EAG)

Academic representatives  working in the field of quality improvement (covering primary and secondary care)

  • Prof Tony Dowell (Head of Department Primary Health Care and General Practice, University of Otago); and
  • Prof Jonathon Gray (Auckland University/Ko Awatea) (secondary care focus)

PHO performance programme

  • Serena Curtis-Lemuelu (PHO Performance Programme Manager)

DHB representative

  • Vicky Noble (Primary Health Care, Capital and Coast DHB, involved in HQMNZ EAG)

Nursing representative

  • Colette Breton (Nurse Consultant, Hutt Valley DHB)

Primary health clinician

  • Dr John Wellingham (Apollo Medical Centre)

Last updated 10/05/2017