Our Executive Leadership Team

Lexie O'Shea District Director
Dr Elizabeth Wood Chair Clinical Governance Group
Nick Baker Chief Medical Officer
Gaylene Corlett Executive Assistant to CEO, Chair and Board
Sandy McLean-Cooper Director of Nursing and Midwifery
Ditre Tamatea General Manager Maori Health and Vulnerable Populations
Hilary Exton Director Allied Health
Pat Davidsen General Manager Clinical Services (interim)
Cathy O'Malley General Manager Strategy, Primary and Community
Eric Sinclair General Manager Finance and Performance
Kirsty Martin General Manager IT
Trish Casey General Manager People and Capability
Louise Travers Acting General Manager Mental Health, Addictions and Disability Support Services

Our Consumer Council

The nine-member Consumer Council was established in April 2017. 

The council provides a strong consumer voice as an advisory group to Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Nelson Marlborough. They meet monthly and have a broad scope as consumers are involved in all aspects of health. The council does not discuss or review issues that are (or should be) processed as formal complaints or provide a clinical evaluation of health services or individual patient care. They are not involved in decisions related to Te Whatu Ora - Nelson Marlborough's contracting processes.

Council membership is for a two-year term and members may be reappointed for a second two-year term.

If you have questions about the Consumer Council or would like to connect with council members you can send an email to: [email protected]


Our current members are:

Angelea Stanton, Alene Sherson, Bernard Enoka, Brenda Chilvers, Esmé Palliser, Geoff Ormandy, Marie Lindaya, Nikita Takai and Nathan Hanson.

Terms of Reference


The Health Quality and Safety Commission New Zealand has released the final version of the code of expectations for health entities’ engagement with consumers and whānau.

Health sector principles

The health sector principles incorporate Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi) principles identified by the Waitangi Tribunal in its Hauora Inquiry. These include the principles of tino rangatiratanga (self-determination), ōritetanga (equity), whakamaru (active protection), kōwhiringa (options) and pātuitanga (partnership).[1]

This code does not replace the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (Code of Rights).[2] The Code of Rights specifies important rights that providers must uphold when delivering services directly to consumers, and the code of expectations sets requirements for how health entities must work with consumers, whānau and communities in the planning, design, delivery and evaluation of health services.

Download the code

You can read the full code of expectations in a variety of formats:


Read answers to frequently-asked questions

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