About us


In February 2018, leaders from across New Zealand's primary health sector came together at a summit to consider how the sector could work together to provide a stronger voice for primary health whilst also improving health outcomes for the country's population. The summit agreed the formation of an Establishment Board to create the Federation. For more information on the Establishment Board Click [here]

In November 2018, the Establishment Board was replaced by a substantive Governance Board to whom day-to-day responsibility for governing the organisation is delegated by members.

The Board comprises:

  • Hon Steve Chadwick: Independent Chair
  • Dr Harley AISH: GP and Chair of ProCare
  • Dr Angus CHAMBERS: GP, Chair of Christchurch PHO and Chair of the Primary Health Alliance
  • Donovan CLARKE: Chief Executive of Manaia Health PHO
  • Dr Helen FRANCIS (RN): Independent Consultant at College of Nurses Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Andrew GAUDIN: Chief Executive of the Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand
  • Karen GUILLILAND: Chief Executive of the New Zealand College of Midwives
  • Martin HEFFORD: Chief Executive of Tū Ora Compass Health
  • Norma LANE: Director of Clinical Operations for St John
  • Assoc Professor Peter LARMER: Chair of Arthritis New Zealand and Associate Professor & Head of the School of Clinical Sciences at AUT
  • Dr Jeff LOWE: GP and Chair of General Practice New Zealand
  • Arish NARESH: Board Member – Allied Health Aotearoa New Zealand, Chair – New Zealand Dental and Oral Health Therapists Association

For more information on the Governance Board Click [here]

[Click here] to contact us for more information about joining the Federation of Primary Health Aotearoa New Zealand