List of chairpersons of district health boards


This is a list of chairpersons of district health boards (DHBs) in New Zealand. District health boards are organisations established by the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000, responsible for ensuring the provision of health and disability services to populations within a defined geographical area. They have existed since 1 January 2001, when the Act came into force, and there are currently 20 DHBs.[1] Boards are partially appointed by the Minister of Health, and partially elected as part of the country's triennial local elections. The Minister of Health appoints the chairperson and deputy chair, and they are commonly chosen from the people appointed to the board but sometimes, these roles go to elected members. A total of 81 people have either served as DHB chairpersons or currently hold this role; this does not include commissioners or acting chairs.

Composition of district health boards


DHBs are partially elected and partially appointed. There are up to eleven members on a board. Seven of these members are elected as part of the New Zealand local elections. Up to four members are appointed by the Minister of Health and these appointments generally include the chair and deputy chair, but sometimes these positions are given to elected members.[1] Appointments happen after the local elections and they give the minister an opportunity to fill skill gaps on the board, e.g. appoint individuals with expertise in finance or with experience in the governance of large organisations. People can apply to the ministry to be appointed.[2]

Inaugural chairpersons


With the exception of four of the twenty-one district health boards, the previous Hospital and Health Service (HHS) board chairs were appointed as the inaugural chair. The Health Minister for the first round of appointments was Annette King[3] and by 21 December 2000, all chairperson appointments were confirmed:[4]

DHB Name Notes
Auckland District Health BoardRichard Waddelreplaced in December 2001
Bay of Plenty District Health BoardRobin Wrayreplaced in December 2001
Canterbury District Health BoardSyd Bradleynew chair
Capital and Coast District Health BoardBob Henare
Counties Manukau District Health BoardRoss Keenan
Hawke's Bay District Health BoardKevin Atkinsonnew chair
Hutt Valley District Health BoardWarren Young
Lakes District Health BoardJudith Stanwayreplaced in December 2001
MidCentral District Health BoardIan Wilsonconcurrently chair of Waikato
Nelson Marlborough District Health BoardNigel McFadden
Northland District Health BoardWayne Brownconcurrently chair of Tairāwhiti; retired in Nov 2001
Otago District Health BoardRoss Blackreplaced in December 2001
South Canterbury District Health BoardJoe Butterfield
Southland District Health BoardRick Bettlereplaced in December 2001; became chair of West Coast
Tairāwhiti District Health BoardWayne Brownconcurrently chair of Northland
Taranaki District Health BoardHayden Wanonew chair
Waikato District Health BoardIan Wilsonconcurrently chair of MidCentral
Wairarapa District Health BoardDoug Matheson
Waitematā District Health BoardAlison Patersonreplaced in December 2001
Whanganui District Health BoardGraeme Meyersnew chair; replaced in December 2001
West Coast District Health BoardMarian van der Goesreplaced in December 2001

December 2001 appointments


Following the October 2001 local elections where seven board members were elected for each board, Health Minister King announced chairperson appointments on 12 November 2001. Twelve of the twenty-one chairs continued in their role. Two prior chairpersons were assigned to different boards. Of the remaining seven new chairs, five had prior tenure on a district health board, and two were new to DHBs. For three of the incumbents, it was signalled that they would be replaced within the coming term.[5]

DHB Name Notes
Auckland District Health BoardWayne Brownnew chair; concurrently chair of Tairāwhiti; previously chaired Northland
Bay of Plenty District Health BoardMary Hackettnew chair
Canterbury District Health BoardSyd Bradleycontinues in role
Capital and Coast District Health BoardBob Henarecontinues in role
Counties Manukau District Health BoardRoss Keenancontinues in role
Hawke's Bay District Health BoardKevin Atkinsoncontinues in role
Hutt Valley District Health BoardWarren Youngcontinues in role
Lakes District Health BoardStewart Edwardnew chair
MidCentral District Health BoardIan Wilsoncontinues in role; concurrently chair of Waikato
Nelson Marlborough District Health BoardNigel McFaddencontinues in role
Northland District Health BoardLynette Stewartnew chair
Otago District Health BoardRichard Thomsonnew chair
South Canterbury District Health Board Joe Butterfieldcontinues in role
Southland District Health BoardDennis Cairnspreviously the deputy chair
Tairāwhiti District Health BoardWayne Browncontinues in role for a further year to assist in transition; concurrently chair of Auckland
Taranaki District Health BoardHayden Wanocontinues in role
Waikato District Health BoardIan Wilsonappointed for a further year to assist in transition
Wairarapa District Health BoardDoug Mathesonappointed for a further year to assist in transition but served until September 2006[6]
Waitemata District Health BoardKay McKelvienew chair
West Coast District Health BoardRick Bettlenew chair; previously chaired Southland
Whanganui District Health BoardGavin Doylenew chair

Changes during 2001–2004 term

During the local government term, several changes occurred. Michael Ludbrook replaced Ian Wilson as chair of the Waikato DHB in June 2002.[7] Wayne Brown was forced to resign as chair of the Tairāwhiti DHB. He had been appointed as chair for both Auckland and Tairāwhiti, but had also been elected onto the Tairāwhiti board. As an elected member, he was not permitted to also hold a position on another district health board.[8] Rick Bettle left the West Coast DHB at the end of 2002 and after Dr Christine Robertson was acting chairperson for two months, King appointed Professor Gregor Coster as the new chair on 11 February 2003.[9] Peter Glensor replaced Warren Young at the Hutt Valley DHB in June 2003.[10] Gavin Doyle resigned from Whanganui DHB and was replaced by acting chair Patrick O'Connor.[11]

DHB Incumbent Date Replacement Notes
Waikato DHBIan WilsonJune 2002Michael LudbrookWilson's retirement had been foreshadowed
Tairāwhiti DHBWayne BrownAugust 2002Ingrid Collinsforced resignation due to an administrative error by the Ministry of Health
West Coast DHBRick Bettle2002Gregor Costernew chair from February 2003
Hutt Valley DHBWarren YoungJune 2003Peter Glensornew chair from February 2003
Whanganui DHBGavin Doyle ?Patrick O'Connoracting chair since Doyle's resignation

December 2004 appointments


Following the October 2004 local elections King changed only two of the incumbent chairpersons: new chairs were appointed for Nelson Marlborough DHB and for Counties Manukau DHB. Ross Keenan, who stepped down from being chair for Counties Manukau DHB, was appointed deputy chair for the three DHBs covering the Auckland region (Counties Manukau, Auckland and Waitemata) to achieve better collaboration.[11]

DHB Name Notes
Auckland District Health BoardWayne Brown
Bay of Plenty District Health BoardMary Hackett
Canterbury District Health BoardSyd Bradleyconfirmed for one further year
Capital and Coast District Health BoardBob Henare
Counties Manukau District Health BoardPat Sneddennew chair
Hawke's Bay District Health BoardKevin Atkinson
Hutt Valley District Health BoardPeter Glensorchair since 2003
Lakes District Health BoardStewart Edward
MidCentral District Health BoardIan Wilson
Nelson Marlborough District Health BoardAlex Groobywas previously the deputy chair
Northland District Health BoardLynette Stewart
Otago District Health BoardRichard Thomson
South Canterbury District Health Board Joe Butterfield
Southland District Health BoardDennis Cairns
Tairāwhiti District Health BoardIngrid Collinschair since 2002
Taranaki District Health BoardHayden Wano
Waikato District Health BoardMichael Ludbrookchair since June 2002
Wairarapa District Health BoardDoug Matheson
Waitemata District Health BoardKay McKelvie
West Coast District Health BoardGregor Costerchair since 2003
Whanganui District Health BoardPatrick O'ConnorO'Connor had been acting chair since Doyle's resignation; now confirmed as permanent chair

Changes during 2004–2007 term

During the local government term, several changes occurred. Alex Grooby, the chair of the Nelson Marlborough DHB, died in July 2005.[12] Pete Hodgson took over as Health Minister from Annette King in October 2005. Hodgson appointed Suzanne Win as successor to Grooby in Nelson Marlborough, effective 1 January 2006.[13] Hodgson appointed Bob Francis to take over as chairperson for Wairarapa DHB from Doug Matheson on 28 November 2006.[14] Dr Judith Aitken replaced Bob Henare for Capital and Coast DHB on 24 December 2006.[15] Dr Patrick O'Connor resigned as chairperson of Whanganui DHB on 1 May 2007[16] and was replaced by Kate Joblin on 3 May 2007.[17]

DHB Incumbent Date Replacement Notes
Nelson Marlborough DHBAlex Grooby1 January 2006Suzanne WinGrooby had died in July 2005
Wairarapa DHBDoug Matheson28 November 2006Bob Francis
Capital and Coast DHBBob Henare24 December 2006Judith AitkenHenare had been on sick leave since an operation[15]
Whanganui DHBPatrick O'Connor3 May 2007Kate Joblin

December 2007 appointments


The 2007 local elections were held on 13 October.[18] On 31 October 2007, David Cunliffe succeeded Hodgson as Minister of Health. Cunliffe released the list of board chairperson on 14 November 2007, where thirteen got reappointed, two moved to different boards, and four new chairpersons were appointed. Two decisions were left for later.[19] On 14 December, Cunliffe announced businessman John Anderson as the new chairperson for the Capital and Coast DHB, who was to work alongside a Crown Monitor (i.e. a person who observes a board's decision-making, ensures government policy is reflected in board decisions, and who reports directly to the minister).[20] The remaining decision was delayed until 27 February 2008 when Cunliffe sacked the entire board of the Hawke's Bay DHB, alleging that the board had become dysfunctional. Cunliffe appointed Capital and Coast DHB chair John Anderson as a commissioner for the Hawke's Bay DHB.[21]

DHB Name Notes
Auckland District Health BoardPat Sneddenmoved to Auckland from Counties Manukau after Brown retired
Bay of Plenty District Health BoardMary Hackettreappointed
Canterbury District Health BoardAlister Jamesnew appointment as chair after he failed to get re-elected to the board
Capital and Coast District Health BoardJohn Andersonappointed 14 December 2007; Crown Monitor also appointed that day
Counties Manukau District Health BoardGregor Costermoved to Counties Manukau from West Coast
Hawke's Bay District Health BoardJohn Andersonappointed 28 February 2008 as Commissioner; board dismissed
Hutt Valley District Health BoardPeter Glensorreappointed
Lakes District Health BoardStewart Edwardreappointed
MidCentral District Health BoardIan Wilsonreappointed
Nelson Marlborough District Health BoardSuzanne Winreappointed
Northland District Health BoardLynette Stewartreappointed
Otago District Health BoardRichard Thomsonreappointed
South Canterbury District Health Board Joe Butterfieldreappointed
Southland District Health BoardDennis Cairnsreappointed
Tairāwhiti District Health BoardIngrid Collinsreappointed
Taranaki District Health BoardJohn Youngnew chair
Waikato District Health BoardJerry Rickmannew chair
Wairarapa District Health BoardBob Francisreappointed (chair since November 2006)
Waitemata District Health BoardKay McKelviereappointed
West Coast District Health BoardRex Williamsnew chair
Whanganui District Health BoardKate Joblinreappointed (chair since May 2007)

Changes during 2007–2010 term

During the local government term, several changes occurred. Cunliffe appointed two Crown Monitors to the Whanganui DHB, but left the chairperson in place.[22]

With the 8 November 2008 general election, the Fifth National Government came into power and the role of Health Minister was assigned to Tony Ryall.[23] On 5 December 2008, Southland DHB chair Dennis Cairns foreshadowed his resignation; he chaired his last board meeting on 30 January 2009.[24] In December 2008, Ryall foreshadowed that the board of Hawke's Bay DHB elected in 2007 would be reinstated from February 2009, with the current commissioner John Anderson taking the chairmanship.[25] In February 2009, Kay McKelvie's[lower-alpha 1] and Jerry Rickman's[lower-alpha 2] resignations as chairpersons of the Waitemata and Waikato DHBs were announced, respectively.[28][29] Also in February, Ryall sacked the Otago DHB chairperson, Richard Thomson, over a $17 million fraud by staff members and replaced him with immediate effect with Errol Millar.[30] In March 2009, Ryall appointed Paul Menzies as the new chairperson of Southland DHB.[31] In May 2009, Ryall announced Graeme Milne as the new chairperson for Waikato DHB.[32] Dr Lester Levy's appointment as the new chair for the Waitemata DHB was announced in June 2009.[33]

There is a statutory limit of nine years for DHB chairpersons, as defined in the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000, and several chairs reached this limit at the end of 2009. This affected Northland chair Lynette Stewart, who was replaced by Tony Norman.[34] For the South Canterbury DHB, Joe Butterfield was replaced by Murray Cleverley.[35]

In February 2010, Ryall announced that the Otago and Southland District Health Boards would merge to form the Southern District Health Board, with a combined board of the elected members providing provisional oversight until the local elections in October 2010.[36] The merger came into effect on 1 May 2010, with Errol Millar (ex Otago DHB) as chair and Paul Menzies (ex Southland DHB) as deputy chair.[37] Taranaki DHB chair John Young died on 14 September 2010, a month prior to the next local body election.[38]

DHB Incumbent Date Replacement Notes
Hawke's Bay DHBJohn AndersonFebruary 2009John AndersonAnderson's role changed from Commissioner to chairperson
Otago DHBRichard Thomson17 February 2009Errol MillarThomson got sacked with immediate effect and replaced by Millar
Southland DHBDennis CairnsMarch 2009Paul MenziesCairns foreshadowed resignation in December 2008; replaced with Menzies in March 2009
Waikato DHBJerry RickmanMay 2009Graeme MilneRickman resigned in February 2009; replaced with Milne in May 2009
Waitemata DHBKay McKelvieJune 2009Lester LevyMcKelvie resigned in February 2009; replaced with Levy in June 2009
Northland DHBLynette StewartJanuary 2010Tony NormanStewart reached the statutory limit; replaced with Norman in January 2010
MidCentral DHBIan WilsonJanuary 2010Phil SunderlandWilson reached the statutory limit; replaced with Sunderland in January 2010
South Canterbury DHBJoe ButterfieldJanuary 2010Murray CleverleyButterfield reached the statutory limit; replaced with Cleverley in January 2010
Southern DHBnew DHB1 May 2010Errol MillarOtago and Southland merger to form Southern DHB, with the Otago chair retained
Taranaki DHBJohn Young14 September 2010vacantYoung died just prior to the next local election

December 2010 appointments


The 2010 local elections were held on 9 October.[39] On 22 November 2010, Health Minister Ryall released the list of board chairpersons. Ten new chairpersons were announced and three people (Joe Butterfield, Virginia Hope, and Lester Levy) chaired two boards.[40] It was the first time that a board was elected for the Southern DHB, which had been formed earlier in the year.

DHB Name Notes
Auckland District Health BoardLester Levy
Bay of Plenty District Health BoardSally Webb
Canterbury District Health BoardBruce Matheson
Capital and Coast District Health BoardVirginia Hope
Counties Manukau District Health BoardGregor Costerreappointed
Hawke's Bay District Health BoardKevin Atkinson
Hutt Valley District Health BoardVirginia Hope
Lakes District Health BoardDeryck Shaw
MidCentral District Health BoardPhil Sunderlandreappointed
Nelson Marlborough District Health BoardJenny Black
Northland District Health BoardTony Normanreappointed
South Canterbury District Health BoardMurray Cleverleyreappointed
Southern District Health BoardJoe Butterfield
Tairāwhiti District Health BoardDavid Scott
Taranaki District Health BoardMary Bourke
Waikato District Health BoardGraeme Milnereappointed
Wairarapa District Health BoardBob Francisreappointed
Waitemata District Health BoardLester Levyreappointed
West Coast District Health BoardPaul McCormack
Whanganui District Health BoardKate Joblinreappointed

There were no changes during the term.

December 2013 appointments


The 2013 local elections were held on 12 October.[41] On 29 November 2013, Health Minister Ryall released the list of board chairpersons. Fourteen chairpersons continued in their role and six new appointments were made. Three people (Murray Cleverley, Virginia Hope, and Lester Levy) chaired two boards.[42]

DHB Name Notes
Auckland District Health BoardLester Levyreappointed (also chair of Waitemata DHB)
Bay of Plenty District Health BoardSally Webbreappointed
Canterbury District Health BoardMurray Cleverleynew appointment (also chair of South Canterbury DHB)
Capital and Coast District Health BoardVirginia Hopereappointed (also chair of Hutt Valley DHB)
Counties Manukau District Health BoardLee Mathiasnew appointment
Hawke's Bay District Health BoardKevin Atkinsonreappointed
Hutt Valley District Health BoardVirginia Hopereappointed (also chair of Capital and Coast DHB)
Lakes District Health BoardDeryck Shawreappointed
MidCentral District Health BoardPhil Sunderlandreappointed
Nelson Marlborough District Health BoardJenny Blackreappointed
Northland District Health BoardTony Normanreappointed
South Canterbury District Health BoardMurray Cleverleyreappointed (now also chair of Canterbury DHB)
Southern District Health BoardJoe Butterfieldreappointed
Tairāwhiti District Health BoardDavid Scottreappointed
Taranaki District Health BoardPauline Lockettnew appointment
Waikato District Health BoardBob Simcocknew appointment
Wairarapa District Health BoardDerek Milnenew appointment
Waitemata District Health BoardLester Levyreappointed (also chair of Auckland DHB)
West Coast District Health BoardPaul McCormackreappointed
Whanganui District Health BoardDot McKinnonnew appointment

Changes during 2013–2016 term

In October 2014, the role of Health Minister went from Ryall to Jonathan Coleman. In March 2015, it became known that Coleman intended to replace Southern DHB chair, Joe Butterfield, with a new chair.[43] In May 2015, the government passed the New Zealand Public Health and Disability (Southern DHB) Elections Bill. This allowed it to keep the commissioners for the Southern DHB in place, with no district health board elections held in that area in 2016.[44] In June 2015, Coleman sacked the entire board and replaced them with commissioners.[45]

DHB Incumbent Date Replacement Notes
Southern DHBJoe ButterfieldJune 2015vacantboard sacked and commissioners installed

December 2016 appointments


The 2016 local elections were held on 8 October.[46] On 1 December 2016, Health Minister Coleman released the list of 19 board chairpersons, with Southern DHB still run by a commissioner. Twelve chairpersons continued in their role and seven new appointments were made. Three people (Andrew Blair, Murray Cleverley, and Jenny Margery Black) chaired two boards. Dr Lester Levy was from now in charge of the three DHBs in the Auckland area.[47]

DHB Name Notes
Auckland District Health BoardLester Levyreappointed (also chairs Counties Manukau and Waitemata DHBs)
Bay of Plenty District Health BoardSally Webbreappointed
Canterbury District Health BoardMurray Cleverleyreappointed (also chairs South Canterbury DHB)
Capital and Coast District Health BoardAndrew Blairnew appointment (also chairs Hutt Valley DHB)
Counties Manukau District Health BoardLester Levynew appointment (also chairs Auckland and Waitemata DHBs)
Hawke's Bay District Health BoardKevin Atkinsonreappointed
Hutt Valley District Health BoardAndrew Blairnew appointment (also chairs Capital and Coast DHB)
Lakes District Health BoardDeryck Shawreappointed
MidCentral District Health BoardDot McKinnonnew appointment (also chairs Whanganui DHB)
Nelson Marlborough District Health BoardJenny Margery Blackreappointed (also chairs West Coast DHB)
Northland District Health BoardSally Macauleynew appointment
South Canterbury District Health BoardMurray Cleverleyreappointed (also chairs Canterbury DHB)
Tairāwhiti District Health BoardDavid Scottreappointed
Taranaki District Health BoardPauline Lockettreappointed
Waikato District Health BoardBob Simcockreappointed
Wairarapa District Health BoardPaul Collinsnew appointment
Waitemata District Health BoardLester Levyreappointed (also chairs Auckland and Counties Manukau DHBs)
West Coast District Health BoardJenny Margery Blacknew appointment (also chairs Nelson Marlborough DHB)
Whanganui District Health BoardDot McKinnonreappointed (also chairs MidCentral DHB)

Changes during 2016–2019 term

After Murray Cleverley's February 2017 resignation from the two boards that he chaired, Coleman appointed his successors in August 2017. John Wood was appointed to the Canterbury DHB, and Ron Luxton took over the chairmanship of the South Canterbury DHB.[48]

After the 2017 general election, the Sixth Labour Government of New Zealand formed and David Clark succeeded Coleman as Minister of Health.[49] Lester Levy resigned in December 2017 as chair of all three Auckland region DHBs as he was nearing the statutory limit of service on the Waitematā DHB, where he had been appointed in June 2009.[50] Clark appointed three new chairpersons: Mark Gosche for Counties-Manukau DHB (from 3 May), Pat Snedden for Auckland DHB (from 1 June), and Judy McGregor for Waitemata DHB (from 10 June).[51] In August 2018, Clark appointed Sally Webb, already the chair of Bay of Plenty DHB, as chairperson for Waikato DHB. At the same time, a Crown Monitor was appointed at Waikato.[52] On 7 May 2019, Clark sacked the board of Waikato DHB and installed Dr Karen Poutasi as a commissioner. Clark also announced that there would be no elections for a new board at the 2019 local elections.[53][54]

DHB Incumbent Date Replacement Notes
Canterbury DHBMurray CleverleyAugust 2017John WoodCleverley had resigned in February 2017
South Canterbury DHBMurray CleverleyAugust 2017Ron LuxtonCleverley had resigned in February 2017
Counties Manukau DHBLester Levy3 May 2018Mark GoscheLevy had resigned in December 2017
Auckland DHBLester Levy1 June 2018Pat SneddenLevy had resigned in December 2017
Waitemata DHBLester Levy10 June 2018Judy McGregorLevy had resigned in December 2017
Waikato DHBBob SimcockAugust 2018Sally Webba Crown Monitor was also appointed
Waikato DHBSally Webb7 May 2019vacantboard sacked and Dr Karen Poutasi installed as commissioner

December 2019 appointments


The 2019 local elections were held on 12 October. On 7 December 2019, Health Minister Clark released the list of 19 board chairpersons, with the Waikato DHB under continued control by a commissioner.[55]

DHB Name Notes
Auckland District Health BoardPat Sneddenreappointed; first appointed 1 June 2018
Bay of Plenty District Health BoardMichael Cullennew appointment
Canterbury District Health BoardJohn Hansennew appointment
Capital and Coast District Health BoardDavid Smolnew appointment
Counties Manukau District Health BoardMark Goschereappointed; first appointed 3 May 2018
Hawke's Bay District Health BoardShayne Walkernew appointment
Hutt Valley District Health BoardDavid Smolnew appointment
Lakes District Health BoardJim Mathernew appointment
MidCentral District Health BoardBrendan Duffynew appointment
Nelson Marlborough District Health BoardJenny Blackreappointed
Northland District Health BoardHarry Burkhardtnew appointment
Southern District Health BoardDave Cullnew appointment
South Canterbury District Health BoardRon Luxtonreappointed; first appointed August 2017
Tairāwhiti District Health BoardKim Ngārimunew appointment
Taranaki District Health BoardCassandra Crowleynew appointment
Wairarapa District Health BoardPaul Collinsreappointed; first appointed December 2016
Waitemata District Health BoardJudy McGregorreappointed; first appointed 10 June 2018
West Coast District Health BoardRick Barkernew appointment
Whanganui District Health BoardKen Whelannew appointment

Changes during 2019–2022 term

Effective 8 March 2020, Sir Michael Cullen resigned from his chairmanship of the Bay of Plenty DHB after he had been diagnosed with small cell carcinoma.[56] The deputy chair, Sharon Shea, is acting interim chair and the process for appointing a new permanent chairperson is underway.[57]

DHB Incumbent Date Replacement Notes
Bay of Plenty DHBMichael Cullen8 March 2020vacantCullen has resigned

List of chairpersons


The following list shows all chairpersons who have served on any of the 22 boards that have existed since 2001.

Name
Auckland
Bay of Plenty
Canterbury
Capital and Coast
Counties Manukau
Hawke's Bay
Hutt Valley
Lakes
MidCentral
Nelson Marlborough
Northland
Otago
South Canterbury
Southern
Southland
Tairāwhiti
Taranaki
Waikato
Wairarapa
Waitemata
West Coast
Whanganui
Judith Aitkenx
John Andersonxx
Kevin Atkinsonx
Rick Barkerx
Rick Bettlexx
Ross Blackx
Jenny Blackxx
Andrew Blairxx
Mary Bourkex
Syd Bradleyx
Wayne Brownxxx
Harry Burkhardtx
Joe Butterfieldxx
Dennis Cairnsx
Murray Cleverleyxx
Ingrid Collinsx
Paul Collinsx
Gregor Costerxx
Cassandra Crowleyx
Dave Cullx
Michael Cullenx
Gavin Doylex
Brendan Duffyx
Stewart Edwardx
Bob Francisx
Peter Glensorx
Mark Goschex
Alex Groobyx
Mary Hackettx
John Hansenx
Bob Henarex
Virginia Hopexx
Alister Jamesx
Kate Joblinx
Ross Keenanx
Lester Levyxxx
Pauline Lockettx
Michael Ludbrookx
Ron Luxtonx
Sally Macauleyx
Jim Matherx
Doug Mathesonx
Bruce Mathesonx
Lee Mathiasx
Paul McCormackx
Nigel McFaddenx
Judy McGregorx
Kay McKelviex
Dot McKinnonx
Paul Menziesx
Graeme Meyersx
Errol Millarxx
Graeme Milnex
Derek Milnex
Kim Ngārimux
Tony Normanx
Patrick O'Connorx
Alison Patersonx
Jerry Rickmanx
David Scottx
Deryck Shawx
Bob Simcockx
David Smolxx
Pat Sneddenxx
Judith Stanwayx
Lynette Stewartx
Phil Sunderlandx
Richard Thomsonx
Marian van der Goesx
Richard Waddelx
Shayne Walkerx
Hayden Wanox
Sally Webbx
Ken Whelanx
Rex Williamsx
Ian Wilsonxx
Suzanne Winx
John Woodx
Robin Wrayx
Warren Youngx
John Youngx

Notes


  1. McKelvie resigned over budget cuts imposed by the government[26]
  2. Rickman resigned to avoid the perception of a conflict of interest[27]

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