Wednesday, June 19, 2024

New chair for NZ Board of Health

Professor Lester Levy has been appointed Chair of the Board of Health New Zealand – Te Whatu Ora (Health NZ), Health Minister, Shane Reti, announced today.

“Professor Levy has extensive experience working in the health system and will provide strong leadership to Health NZ through a period of ongoing change,” says Dr Reti. 

“The challenges Health NZ faces are a result of the poorly planned health reforms of the last government and have highlighted to me the urgent need for further transformation. 

“Today’s appointment of a new Chair is in addition to the previous appointment of a Crown observer and a new board member with specialist financial expertise.”

Minister Reti thanks outgoing Health NZ Chair, Dame Dr Karen Poutasi for her service on the Board.

“I am looking forward to seeing the continued progress this Government will make to improving the health system for all New Zealanders,” said the Minister.

Professor Levy (pictured) will take up the role for a two-year term from tomorrow, 1 June.

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