John Peters, Chairman
John has a background in corporate leadership, having been Managing Director of Fujitsu New Zealand, International Director of Information for the New Zealand Dairy Board and CEO of several Crown Health Enterprises and District Health Boards. He has lived in Nelson since 2004 and retired at the end of 2012 after eight years as CEO of Nelson Marlborough DHB. In addition to being Chair of the Hospice Operating Trust, John also chairs the Hospice Funding and Investment Trust, and is Deputy Chairman of the national association, Hospice New Zealand.
Jim Williamson, Deputy Chairman
Jim is an experienced company director with a track record of governance and executive management over several different industries. His employment career has principally been in the operation and development of large-scale public infrastructural assets. Locally he is the past Chief Executive of Port Nelson Ltd and was the founding Chairman of the Board of Nelson Bays PHO.
Jan’s background is as a professional social worker in health and welfare. She has held senior positions in both management and governance. Her particular interests are community development, organisational development and services to the rural sector. In her spare time Jan is an enthusiastic member of U3A (University of the 3rd Age), a keen reader and appreciator of our wonderful environment. In 2015 she was awarded a Queen’s Service Medal for services to the health sector.
Carol joined the Hospice team as a trustee in 2014. Through her work experience she has brought knowledge and skills in human resource management, mental health services, health administration and governance. In her local community of Motueka Carol has been involved in education and training services for young people and also arts and crafts.
Dr Shaun McKenzie-Pollock
Shaun has been a GP in the Nelson region for almost 30 years, having previously worked at Nelson Hospital. He has been on the Board for a couple of years and hopes to be able to assist with the new Hospice project, having been involved in the building of several health facilities around Nelson/Richmond. His motivation for involvement with Nelson Tasman Hospice relates to the long-standing help it has given his patients and their families during a difficult phase of life.