Ministry second-tier changes update

News article

11 October 2018

Director-General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield has recently reviewed the way the Ministry business units or directorates are organised at the second-tier level and, following a three week consultation period with Ministry staff, he has made some changes to the structure that affect some roles at tier two.

“The new structure, along with the changes to the way the Ministry works, is intended to ensure we can successfully deliver on the Government’s priorities for health and disability support services and our sector leadership role,” says Dr Bloomfield.

“Both the structure and the operating model will help to ensure that the Ministry’s work programme is well led and governed.

I have confirmed some people into Executive Leadership Team roles and announced some acting appointments, which take effect from 15 October:

  • Chief Medical Officer, Dr Andy Simpson
  • Acting Chief Nursing Officer, Dr Jill Clendon
  • Acting DDG Corporate Services, Tina Wakefield
  • Acting DDG System Strategy and Policy, Todd Krieble
  • Acting DDG Mental Health and Addiction, Maree Roberts
  • Acting DDG Māori Health, Alison Thom
  • Acting DDG Population Health and Prevention, Dr William Rainger
  • Acting DDG Health System Improvement and Innovation, Keriana Brooking
  • Acting DDG Disability, Mat Parr
  • Acting DDG DHB Performance, Support and Infrastructure, Stephen O’Keefe
  • Acting DDG Data and Digital, Ann-Marie Cavanagh
  • Acting DDG Health Workforce, Helen Wood
  • Acting Director, Office of the Director-General, Monique Burrows
  • Chief Allied Health Professions Officer position remains vacant
  • Director Auckland Health Services Planning and Support position remains vacant

A recruitment process to fill any remaining new or vacant roles has commenced this week.”

Find out more about the second-tier changes in the decision document.

View the new Executive Leadership Team.

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