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New appointment for Dr Peter Bramley

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board Chair Jenny Black has announced the resignation of Dr Peter Bramley from his role as Nelson Marlborough Health Chief Executive.

"Peter spent eight weeks at Canterbury DHB recently in an interim acting CE role. He has now been appointed Chief Executive of Canterbury and West Coast DHBs.

"The Board congratulate Peter on this appointment, and wish him every success with the challenges that lie ahead," Jenny says.

Peter started at Nelson Marlborough Health in 2010 as Service Director Medical and Surgical Services. In 2013, he became General Manager Clinical Services and in August 2016 became Acting Chief Executive before his permanent appointment in March 2017.

"Since then, Peter has applied his people-focused approach and values to foster a strong caring culture that has made NMH the well-regarded high-performing DHB it is today.

"Under Peter’s leadership there has been an improvement in the kaupapa Māori work undertaken by Nelson Marlborough Health, and with our Iwi partners. As a result of this we have seen improvements in the health outcomes for Māori people in Te Tauihu.

"The other achievement I’d like to highlight here, among many, is Peter’s leadership during COVID-19. In those early months it was critical that we quickly formed a highly-functioning multi-agency response; our current robust preparedness for a COVID-19 outbreak in our region has been built on the back of this formative work," Jenny says.

The Board will make decisions about future leadership of Nelson Marlborough Health in the New Year. Peter will start to transition into his new role in February 2021.

Canterbury DHB announced Peter's appointment in a press release here.