The perioperative harm programme is delivered by a small internal team at the Commission, as well as two clinical leads.

Clinical lead

The clinical lead, Prof Ian Civil, works with the expert advisory group to:

  • provide overall direction and leadership
  • actively engage with the sector as a key aspect of implementation
  • resolve major issues escalated for consideration
  • engage with other clinical leads in the Commission
  • identify opportunities to enhance the programme.

Read more about the Safe Surgery NZ Advisory Group.

Commission team

Gary Tonkin, Senior Portfolio Manager for the Safe Surgery NZ and Infection Prevention & Control programmes. Contact Gary Tonkin.

Maree Meehan-Berge, Project Manager. Contact Maree Meehan-Berge.

Jane Cullen, Quality Improvement Advisor. Contact Jane Cullen.

Owen Ashwell, Lead Coordinator for the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee and works part-time on the Safe Surgery NZ programme. Contact Owen Ashwell.

Last updated 24/11/2018