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Te Kāhui Manukura

The key role of Te Kāhui Manukura is to deliver the strategic objectives identified by the Board. Simultaneously, the team is tasked with developing their own areas of Hospice, while never losing sight of collaborative leadership, direction, development and encouragement of the overall Nelson Tasman Hospice team.

Tony Gray

Chief Executive

Tony was appointed to the role of Chief Executive at NTH in June 2021, following 26 years as a Chief Executive in the public and private tertiary sectors, in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Amongst a number of graduate and post-graduate qualifications, he is a Fellow of the Institute of Management (Australia and New Zealand) and a Chartered Biologist.

Making a positive difference to people’s lives, has been a crucial component of career, whether it be for those who are accessing or providing the services, he has been involved with.  Ensuring Nelson Tasman Hospice continues to develop sustainable specialist palliative care services for the future of the Nelson Tasman region is part of why, he was drawn to the role.

Dr. Jodie Battley

Medical Director

Dr Jodie Battley is a Palliative Medicine Specialist and Medical Director at Nelson Tasman Hospice. Jodie graduated from Otago Medical School in 2004. Since 2007 she trained in Ireland and completed advanced training in Palliative Medicine there in 2016. Dr Battley is widely published in oncology and palliative medicine, including the development of national palliative care clinical guidelines in Ireland. Dr Battley returned to Nelson to this role in 2017. She provides consultation and support in the care of patients and their whānau with complex palliative care needs in the community, Nelson Hospital, Hospice Outpatient Clinic, and in the Hospice Specialist Palliative Care Unit. Jodie is passionate about education and enjoys working with undergraduate and postgraduate junior doctors, as well as providing palliative care advice and support to local GPs.

Fiona Thomas

Head of People, Capability and Wellbeing

Fiona is our Head of People, Capability and Wellbeing, a team responsible for developing and implementing an HR approach that align the skills and capabilities of our team to the needs of our service and community, now and into the future.

A key focus is ensuring all colleagues and volunteers are engaged in the roles they carry out, and have a safe and healthy work environment.

Fiona has a BA in Psychology, and has a passion for understanding what motivates people to make sure we have the right people driving our organisation forward. She has previously held management and senior HR positions in various industries including aquaculture, manufacturing and hospitality.

Donna Ching-Tregidga

Head of Supporter Engagement and Income Development

Donna started with us as our Head of Supporter Engagement and Income Development in February 2022 and is responsible for stakeholder engagement and income development including oversight of the four hospice shops throughout the region which raise approximately $1.5million of the $3million funding shortfall the service has each year. Donna is an experienced senior manager with a wide range of marketing, communication and business development experience including over 20 years with World of WearableArt Limited in various positions, most recently as Head of Marketing.

Bruce Thomas

Head of Finance and Operations

Bruce joined Nelson Tasman Hospice in July 2018, as Financial Controller. Bruce’s main task was bring all the financial, payroll and reporting functions in house, which is the position NTH enjoys presently. Bruce previously worked as a Chartered Accountant and as a General Manager in the Commercial Sector, based in Christchurch and North Canterbury.

Dr. Lea Galvin

Clinical Services Manager

Dr Lea Galvin is a Senior Clinical Psychologist and the Clinical Services Manager at Nelson Tasman Hospice. Lea graduated from Otago University in 2003. Since graduating Lea has worked in a number of areas of health in New Zealand and overseas. Lea has spent a large portion of her career working in neurological rehabilitation with a particular interest in the palliative components of these roles.

In 2008 Lea relocated from overseas to Nelson where she began work as the clinical leader of a private rehabilitation company where she developed a passion for working with interdisciplinary teams. For the past decade Lea has also worked as a consultant to the family court, ACC and to the Nelson Tasman Hospice.

In her role as Clinical Services Manager Lea is passionate about meeting the challenges faced by the hospice in continuing to provide clinical excellence both now and in the future.

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