Professor Gregor Coster – CNZM, FRNZCGP
Gregor is the inaugural Dean of the Faculty of Health at Victoria University of Wellington, appointed on 1 January 2017 to establish the new faculty including new undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and to advance research and translational activities in health.
He was Professor and Head of Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care at the University of Auckland for 10 years, subsequently becoming Dean of Graduate Studies for the University.
He has chaired two district health boards and been deputy chair of Pharmac, the commercial entity responsible for national purchasing of New Zealand’s pharmaceuticals. He was a board member of the Accident Compensation Corporation and in 2018 retired as Chairman of WorkSafe New Zealand. He is a general practitioner with 40 years of professional experience. He has chaired national organisations including the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and District Health Boards New Zealand.
Dr William Rainger
Director, Hygieia Consulting Ltd. Experienced public health medicine specialist with a background in health services management. Involved in previous audits or reviews of the Cervical Cancer Screening Programme (2005) and Breast Screening Programme (2012). Foundation President of the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine (2008 to 2011).
Dr Mary Seddon
Director, Seddon Healthcare Quality Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand. Dr Seddon graduated from Otago Medical School and holds fellowships in general medicine, public health and medical administration. Her interest in quality improvement started during a Harkness Fellowship at Harvard Medical School and she has worked in this area for the last 15 years. She has been involved in major patient harm reduction programs in medication safety, infection prevention, patient falls and pressure injuries.
She has recently returned to New Zealand after three years in Australia where she was in an executive leadership role for West Moreton Health. Her portfolio included clinical governance, innovation, research and education.
She currently runs her own consulting company but her long-term aim is to work in the NZ health care system.
Professor Graeme Young AM FTSE FAHMS AGAF, MB, BS (Melb), MD (Melb), FRACP.
Professor of Global Gastrointestinal Health, Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer, College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University, Australia.
Professor Young has an international reputation, especially in the broad field of colorectal cancer and its prevention and colorectal epithelial biology. He has advised health authorities in Australia, and a number of countries around the world including New Zealand, United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, Netherlands and other countries on aspects of prevention of colorectal cancer.