Chief Executives appointed to interim entities Health New Zealand and the Māori Health Authority
Chief Executives appointed to interim entities Health New Zealand and the Māori Health Authority - 20 December 2021
Chief Executives have been appointed to lead the interim entities Health New Zealand and the Māori Health Authority.
Fepulea’i Margie Apa, currently Chief Executive of Counties Manukau District Health Board, has been appointed Chief Executive of interim Health New Zealand.
Riana Manuel, currently Chief Executive of Hauraki Primary Health Organisation and iwi-based not-for-profit Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki, has been appointed as Chief Executive of the interim Māori Health Authority.
Both entities are currently set up as interim entities and will become permanent on 1 July 2022.
Both Margie and Riana are known leaders in the health sector, have demonstrable experience and expertise, and complementary skillsets.
Transforming the health system to better serve New Zealanders requires a collective approach across the sector with Health New Zealand and the Māori Health Authority working in partnership with each other, and their sector partners.
The two entities will work closely with the Ministry of Health in its role as kaitiaki of the health system, and the newly established Public Health Agency within the Ministry, to achieve better outcomes for people and whānau.
This reform is all about people. It is pleasing to have appointed leaders with such strong experience in supporting New Zealanders at the community level.
For more information visit www.futureofhealth.govt.nz