Independent Chair - Nelson Bays Primary Health

Reference Number: 7306aa

Location: Nelson

  • Experienced Governance Professional

  • Connections to Nelson/Tasman Region

Nelson Bays Primary Health (NBPH) is the PHO for the Nelson/Tasman region and operates as a not-for-profit Charitable Trust.  NBPH leads and coordinates a wide range of community health care services focussed on improving health outcomes and achieving health equity for all people. 

Serving a population of over 105,000, NBPH is well regarded as a high performing and innovative organisation which enjoys a strong relationship with local clinicians, health professionals and the Nelson Marlborough DHB, iwi and community groups.  Currently 22 General Practices are contracted to NBPH.

The Board’s role is to provide leadership, set the organisation’s strategic direction and vision, set policies and organisational performance measures and appoint and delegate authority to the CE.

Applicants will bring proven governance experience to the role, ideally with experience as chair, well-developed financial skills and commercial acumen, and a strong understanding of governance policies and processes.

Suitable candidates will preferably have a broad background in the health sector.

Additional skills and attributes sought include:

  • Experience on Risk and Audit Committees
  • A passion and commitment to equity in health
  • Bicultural confidence and competence and a sound understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • An understanding and willingness to develop relationships with the iwi of Te Tauihu
  • Excellent stakeholder management, networking and negotiating skills
  • Proven strategic thinking ability

Candidates keen to be considered for this position will reside or have connections in the Nelson/Tasman region. 

If you have the depth and breadth of relevant skills and background and are an experienced Director, we would like to hear from you.

To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV. Applications close on 26 October 2020. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

Click here to view the Candidate Briefing document.

For more information please contact Andrea Bankier on +64 274 478 102.

To apply use application form or email

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