John Peters, Chair
John’s background background is 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. He joined the Hospice boards in 2013 and was appointed Chair of the Hospice Operating Trust in 2014. John also chairs the Hospice Investment Trust, and is a member of the board of the national association, Hospice New Zealand, as well as other local governance roles.
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. Carol has a long-held interest in arts and crafts and is currently editor of the magazine of a national arts society.
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.
John is a Fellow Chartered Accountant having worked in Public Practice for many years. The Institute of Chartered Accountants awarded John a Fellowship for an outstanding contribution to the profession in 2012. He has lived in Nelson for over 20 years and has provided business, management and banking advice to a wide variety of business over time. John currently holds several governance roles and consultancy roles and is active in the business community. John was appointed to the Investment Trust as a Trustee in October 2016 and then the Operating Trust in March 2018.