Our board

The board is responsible for setting Auckland DHB-wide policy and strategy and evaluating progress. This includes funding health and disability support services, reducing health disparities, and improving health outcomes for Māori. The board also has a responsibility for planning across a range of health and non-health sectors in order to influence the broader determinants of health.

Auckland District Health Board has applied NZ Public Health and Disability Act 2000, Schedule Three, Clause 30 and until further notice has suspended its meeting schedule and delegated day to day governance and the authority to make decisions with a financial value under $20M to an “Executive Committee of the Board” comprising the Board Chair - Pat Snedden, the Deputy Board Chair - Tama Davis, the Finance, Risk and Assurance Committee Chair, Dame Paula Rebstock and board members, Peter Davis, Jo Agnew, Zoe Brownlie and Bernie O’Donnell. 

For the duration of the national COVID-19 response it is expected that all meetings of committees will be suspended. Thus there is no public schedule of committee meetings.

Full Board meetings (with the exception of committee meetings) will resume from 1 July 2020.

Board members

District Health Boards (DHBs) have 11 members, seven of whom are elected during the three-yearly local body elections. The Ministry of Health appoints four additional members, plus the board's chair. Boards are required to have two Māori representatives and in general should reflect the diversity of people and interests within the district health board area. The board is supported by three advisory committees and the Chief Executive.

Board Members' profiles

Board agendas and minutes

As an elected body, the board’s decision-making is highly transparent. Members of the public are welcome to attend the meetings.

Agendas and minutes

Local advisory committees

Under the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act, a DHB has three statutory advisory committees; [Community and Public Health Advisory Committee, the Hospital Advisory Committee and the Disability Suppport Advisory Committee] which typically consist of both appointed members and elected board members of the DHB. These committees provide a key means for community voices to be heard. The advisory committees bring recommendations to the board for consideration and final approval or rejection.

Committe meeting dates for 2020

Community and Public Health Advisory Committee

Advises on the mix and range of services that will best meet the health needs and improvements of the resident population, the priorities for the use of health funding, and the development of funding strategies and policies, providing a focus on population, equity and commissioning for health gain.

This committee meets four times a year.

Community and Public Health Advisory Committee

Chair

Peter Davis

Deputy Chair

Michelle Atkinson

Member

Jo Agnew

Member

Zoe Brownlie

Member

Tama Davis

Member

Fiona Lai

Member

Bernie O’Donnell

Member

Michael Quirke

External Member

Heather Came

External Member

Michael Steadman

External appointees may be required to complement the skills and experience of Board Members.

 

Hospital Advisory Committee - Provider Equity

Advises on and has a focus on provider equity, quality and performance of the full Provider Arm.

It will meet eight times per year.

Hospital Advisory Committee – Provider Equity Committee

Chair

Tama Davis

Deputy Chair

Jo Agnew

Member

Doug Armstrong

Member

Michelle Atkinson

Member

Zoe Brownlie

Member

Peter Davis

Member

Fiona Lai

Member

Bernie O’Donnell

Member

Michael Quirke

External Member

Teulia Percival

External Member

Heather Came-Friar

The Māori Health Gain Advisory Committee 

Advises on all issues relating to Māori health and development. This committee shares common membership and meetings with Waitemata DHB's Maori Health Gain Advisory Committee.

Committee members to be confirmed.

Five external appointees may be appointed.

The Finance, Risk and Assurance Committee

This committee has a focus on four key areas of risk, capital, financial balance and efficiency and is supported by advisory committees in the areas of capital, and efficiency. It meets eight times per year.

Finance, Risk and Assurance Committee

Chair

Dame Paula Rebstock

Deputy Chair

Norman Wong

Member

Jo Agnew

Member

Doug Armstrong

Member

Michelle Atkinson

Member

Tama Davis

Member

Bernie O’Donnell

Member

Michael Quirke

Member

Pat Snedden

Member

Ian Ward

 

Auckland Metropolitan Advisory Committees

Metropolitan Disability Support Advisory Committee

Advises on disability support needs and how these can best be managed within the Auckland DHB district, as well as advocating on disability issues for the district and any factors it believes may adversely affect the overall health status of people with disability. That advice must ensure that all service interventions funded and provided maximise the overall health gain such as the independence in society of people with disabilities.  This metropolitan advisory committee meets three times per year.

The Disability Suppport Advisory Committee (DiSAC) is a metropolitan committee sharing membership with Waitemata and Counties Manukau DHBs.

Committee members:

Metropolitan Disability Support Advisory Committee

Member

Jo Agnew

Member

Tama Davis

Member

Michelle Atkinson

Appointed members as may be required to complement the skills and experience of Board Members.

Metropolitan Community and Public Health Advisory Committee [CPHAC]

This advisory committee, currently a joint committee with Waitemata DHB but potentially including Counties Manukau DHB, has a focus on high level equity and issues of commissioning and public health of joint interest. This advisory committee meets two times per year.

Metropolitan Community and Public Health Advisory Committee

Member

Michelle Atkinson

Member

Fiona Lai

Member

Bernie O’Donnell