Marion Guy

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. 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.

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Gareth Fleming

Deputy Chair

Gareth Fleming (BA, DipBanking, MBA) is Chief Financial Officer at a Wellington based investment management group following a 20+ year career as a senior executive in the banking and insurance industry. This included 9 years at the customer owned Co-operative Bank where he played a leading role in the transformation of PSIS to The Co-operative Bank and also led the Life insurance business. Somewhat uniquely Gareth has a background in strategy, product and marketing leadership as well as finance. He uses this diverse background to help grow their Fintech and investment management businesses from start-up to their currently successful scale.

Karolyn Kerr

Karolyn Kerr


Karolyn Kerr (PhD, RGON, FAIDH, MInstD) is director and owner of Illuminare. Illuminare provides digital health, data management, data governance and data quality strategic planning services to a range of clients, including government and private organisations. Karolyn is currently working for Te Awakairangi PHO, developing their IT and business intelligence programme to a more mature state. 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 a current Fellow of the Australasian Institute for Digital Health.


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.


Joy Tracey


Joy Tracey (CA, MBA (Dist), CMInstD, FCG, FGNZ) is a director and business consultant specialising in business strategy and performance improvement. As a professional Chartered Accountant she has worked for, and with, 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 Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute. Joy’s background includes commercial director roles across the private and NFP sector, and further governance roles in community, arts and health organisations, including being the previous Chair of Women on Board’s New Zealand. She is a Director of the NZ Association of Registered Hairdressers, a Board Member of Governance NZ and a Trustee of Wellington Rotary Charitable Trust. She is the Acting Chair of the NZ Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, and the National Manager for the Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka youth STEM awards.


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.

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Richard Kirkland


Richard Kirkland (CA, CFA, MBA, MInstD) is a seasoned risk professional, advising boards and executive management. His consulting experience spans multiple jurisdictions, including Australia, New Zealand and wider Asia-Pacific in the fields of strategic risk, regulation (prudential and conduct), Enterprise Risk Management, credit, liquidity and operational risk, capital and solvency management, policy and corporate governance.

He has held senior management positions in banking, development finance, insurance and reinsurance. He is also a director of a climate change risk consulting practice and a company specialising in financial markets conduct regulatory matters.

Board of Directors

Directors from left to right:

Karolyn Kerr, Robyn Byers, Tony Haycock (Term ended Dec 2021), Marion Guy, Erica Hodgson, Joy Tracey.  Gareth Fleming and Richard Kirkland (Not pictured)