Our Board

Some of our directors also sit on the healthAlliance FPSC Ltd Board*

Clayton Wakefield – Chair, healthAlliance N.Z. Ltd

Clayton has over 35 years' experience in the banking, financial services, telecommunications and technology industries and is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors. Clayton is a Director of Co-operative Bank Limited and Chair of Co-operative Life Ltd. He is a member of the Institute of Directors (IOD) NZ Council and previously Chairman of the IOD Auckland branch.

Clayton is a former Non-Executive Director of Chorus and a former Director of Endace, Fisher & Paykel Finance and its subsidiaries, a former Chairman of Electronic Transactions Services and Visa New Zealand and a former Executive Director and owner of Techspace. From 2001-2007 Clayton was Head of Technology and Operations at ASB Bank.

Dr. Andrew Brant

Andrew is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Waitematā DHB and held the role of Chief Medical Officer from 2010 to 2019 after being the Head of Division for Medicine and Health of Older People Services. Andrew was previously the Clinical Director of Medical Services at Wellington Regional Hospital, Capital and Coast DHB. Andrew is a Respiratory and General Physician (GP) and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He has a Masters in Business Administration from Cambridge University and, most recently, a PhD from the Imperial College, London, UK.

This is Andrew's second term on the Board of healthAlliance N.Z. Ltd after serving from 2014 to 2016. He is also a member of HealthSource New Zealand Limited's Board.

Roger Jones

Roger is the Executive General Manager Business Technology at Auckland Transport. Roger has extensive experience in the IT industry in both the private and public sectors, working for such organisations as the NZ Police, Air New Zealand, and Fonterra.

Roger is also an Advisory Board member of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Global Customer Advisory Board, and the Microsoft Services Executive Board.

Russell Jones

Russell is the Executive for Technology and Operations at the BNZ. In this role, Russell is responsible for bank-wide technology, operations, properties, and sourcing functions. Prior to that, Russell worked for ASB in leadership roles including Executive General Manager for Retail Banking and Executive General Manager for Technology & Innovation. Prior to this, Russell's extensive IT career included working for paper manufacturer Sappi in both South Africa and Europe, as well as for Carter Holt Harvey in New Zealand and International Paper in the US.

Russell won the New Zealand Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Year in 2011 and was #1 in the New Zealand CIO 100 rankings in 2017.

Catherine Abel-Pattinson

Catherine is an experienced Non-Executive Company Director and current Board member of Counties Manukau Health and the International Accreditation Council. Catherine has worked extensively within the biotechnology, enterprise mobile solutions, and healthcare sectors in Executive and Non-executive roles.

Catherine holds an MBA from Southern Cross University, has studied Financial Markets at Yale and Leadership at INSEAD as well as a Certificate in Company Direction from the New Zealand Director's Institute.

Dr. Michael Roberts

Mike is the Chief Medical Officer at Northland DHB. Mike attended medical school in the United Kingdom but moved to New Zealand to complete his training in Emergency Medicine. Mike worked in Wellington and Christchurch before returning to England where he held appointments as Clinical Director of an Emergency Department and subsequently Chief Medical Officer.


Michael Quirke

Michael’s background spans commercial and leadership roles across the New Zealand and Australian healthcare sectors, including roles for non-profit and private healthcare providers such as Southern Cross Hospitals, Medibank, and Healthscope. Most recently he joined Mercy Radiology as Chief Operating Officer after four years as General Manager of the Auckland Surgical Centre.

Michael is the Convenor and Chairperson for the Child Poverty Action Group. He holds conjoint Bachelor of Arts & Health Science degrees and a Master’s degree in Business Administration, all from the University of Auckland. 

*HealthSource New Zealand Limited is a separate legal entity, providing finance, procurement and supply chain services to the Northern region DHBs.