Hand picking the best talent from around the world.

Chief Executive, Health New Zealand (H21_3809)

  • Once in a Generational Health and Disability System Reform
  • Visionary and Inspirational System Level Leader
  • Lead, Drive and Enable Equitable Health Outcomes
  • Significant scale new Crown entity
  • Senior and key public service leadership role

Health and Disability System Review

In April 2021 the government confirmed its decision to embark on a once in a generational health and disability system reform and this includes the creationoftwo neworganisations, Health New Zealand and the Māori Health Authority.

Health New Zealand

From 1 November 2021 through to 30 June 2022 Health New Zealand will become a Departmental Agency hosted by the Ministry of Health, supported by an interim Board established under section 11 of the NZ Public Health and Disability Act.

From 1 July 2022 it will become a Crown entity governed by a Board, taking over the functions of all 20 District Health Boards, the Health Promotion Agency and current Ministry of Health operational functions and become the employer of up to approximately 80,000 staff, responsible for $20 billion of operating expenditure and $24 billion (replacement value) of assets.

Chief Executive Health New Zealand

The Chief Executive will be tasked first to lead the establishment phase of Health New Zealand and prepare it to take on the full powers and responsibilities that it will acquire as a Crown entity from 1 July 2022.

To enable that the Chief Executive will work closely with the Minister of Health, interim Health New Zealand Board, Director General of Health and the Chief Executive of the Māori Health Authority to ultimately ensure the successful migration of functions from DHBs and the Ministry of Health into Health New Zealand.

Going forward to Chief Executive and their team will strengthen the health and disability system to ensure every New Zealander can access the right care at the right time and the needs of Māori, Pasifika and a number of priority populations are met.

Applicant Profile

Health New Zealand, once formed, will be the country’s largest Crown entity and the Chief Executive will hold a senior and key leadership role in the public service.

To be considered for this exceptional and significant role applicants will need to demonstrate an outstanding track record of achievement leading a complex, large scale and distributed organisation.

They must also be determined and steadfast in driving transformational change by embedding pro equity frameworks and investment in areas that reduce and ultimately resolve the health disparities the exist in New Zealand.

Key capabilities and attributes can be summarised as:

1. Extensive experience in leading organisations of significant scale and complexity with a large, distributed multi-disciplinary workforce

2. Proven track record of enabling and implementing sustainable, transformational change through dynamic, disruptive and creative leadership

3. Demonstrated commitment to lead a system that ensures services and resources are designed and delivered to meet the reform aspirations of achieving equity for Māori, Pasifika and the disability community

4. Advanced commercial and financial acumen, budget and asset management capability including capital allocation and oversight of large capital works programmes

5. A proven track record of managing and leveraging organisational information and system capability and investing wisely in future innovations and technologies

6. Demonstrated understanding of the complexities of sound corporate management and governance with significant experience of reporting to a Board, Ministers and government

7. Sound knowledge of the New Zealand health sector, the wider public service and the statutory framework for the governance and management of Crown agencies

8. Comprehensive understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles and frameworks, particularly as they apply in healthcare and other settings

9. Credibility, able to achieve credibility, with Iwi and Māori as tangata whenua and Pasifika communities

10. Proven experience of working with the disability community and diverse communities, to deliver positive outcomes

11. Deep commitment to hearing individual, family and whanau voices and the promotion of self-determined and led wellbeing

12. Extensive experience of working successfully with key stakeholders such as but not limited to the primary/community, professional bodies, unions, media, cross agency partners

More information about this exceptional opportunity can be found in the candidate information on the button to the right. We invite qualified candidates to contact either Paul Ingle, Kevin Hardy or Pete Carter.

E: pingle@hardygroupintl.com, P: +64 21 029 18623

E: khardy@hardygroupintl.com, P: +61 412 131 334

E: pcarter@hardygroupintl.com, P: +61 448 729 077

Applications Close: 10/10/2021