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Anthony Haycock


Anthony Haycock (MB, ChB, PGDip IH, CMInst.D) is a medical practitioner with wide ranging experience and expertise gained from his on-going involvement in the NZ health sector. Roles have included General Practice (GP) medicine, project management, health publishing and health planning consultancy.
He is currently a health planning adviser to Medispace – a NZ company which specializes in the development of healthcare facilities.
His governance experience includes directorships in the Not-for-Profit sector and for private NZ companies. He is also a former elected board member of the Waikato DHB.


Karolyn Kerr

Deputy Chair

Karolyn Kerr (PhD, FACHI, RGON) is director and owner of Illuminare. Illuminare provides data management, data governance and data quality strategic planning services to a range of clients, including government and private organisations. Karolyn began her career as a nurse, training in New Zealand and the UK and specialised in Coronary Care nursing and research before studying Health Informatics. Having completed a Masters in Telehealth, Karolyn began working at the Ministry of Health. Here she completed a PhD in data quality, developing a national strategy for data quality for the health sector. Karolyn was Chair of Health Informatics New Zealand and is the current New Zealand representative on the Council of the Australasian College of Health Informatics and a Fellow of the organisation.

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Marion Guy


Marion Guy (RN, PGDip, Master of Nursing, QSO, MInstD) is a registered nurse with 30 years of experience in the health sector, mainly in Primary Health Care. She has had a number of governance roles which include a member of the National Health Board, President of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation and Board member of the International Council of Nurses. Marion is an elected member of the Bay of Plenty DHB and a board member of the Western Bay of Plenty PHO. She also works in general practice and the out-patients department at Tauranga Hospital. Marion was awarded the Queens Service Order in 2010 for her services to Nursing.


Robyn Byers


Robyn Byers (BA, MA (Hons), DipClinPsych, DipEd, Cert Health Mgmt, MinstD) is a Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience as a clinician, manager and auditor in Mental Health, Addictions and Mental Health of the Older Person. As General Manager, she was responsible for planning and funding, service provision, monitoring and audit for Mental Health Promotion, Primary Mental Health, Specialist Mental Health and Non-Government Organisations in Nelson Marlborough. She also taught Social Sciences and Health Management at NMIT School of Nursing for 14 years. She currently works as Quality Consultant and Auditor. Robyn has extensive regional and national involvement on various working parties and reference groups for the Ministry of Health and regional governance bodies, in addition to 12 years as a Trustee of the Mental Health Foundation.

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Joy Tracey


Joy Tracey (CA, MBA (Dist), CMInstD, FGNZ) is a director and business consultant specialising in business strategy and performance improvement. She is a chartered accountant with a professional background in not-for-profit Crown entities, primary sector organisations, commercial manufacturing and service industries. She is a Chartered member of the Institute of Directors and a Chartered Fellow of Governance NZ.
She is a Board Member of Governance NZ and a Trustee of Wellington Rotary Charitable Trust. She is a Governor General appointed trustee of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.

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Erica Hodgson


Erica Hodgson (BA, BHSc(OT), PGCert Management, MInstD) is an Occupational Therapist with more than 15 years experience working in the mental health sector. Moving from frontline work to clinical education, project management and becoming Professional Advisor OT for NZ’s largest mental health service she has extensive experience in service delivery and quality processes within the leadership team. Roles in organisational development across a large DHB have given good general knowledge of the healthcare sector and the diverse needs of staff and the community. Over the last 5 years she has focused on not-for-profit and crown entity governance, holding chair and deputy chair roles and leading quality assurance and remuneration subcommittees for Connect Supporting Recovery, Ember Services Ltd and the Occupational Therapy Board.