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Who is Peter Bramley?

Our  Chief Executive is an energetic and passionate people manager, with a strong focus on the importance of accessing healthcare close to home and growing a compassionate workforce in the health sector.

Dr Peter Bramley acknowledges the challenges of his role but says he is very invested in this region.
“My family is here, my grandkids are here, so I want to make sure Nelson Marlborough Health is delivering the best healthcare we can for the next generation,” he says.
Peter has extensive management experience and an interesting career path.  His academic career began at the University of Otago where he gained a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and physics. He worked for the Wellcome Medical Research Institute in Dunedin and at the same time completed a PhD in Medicine.  Dr Bramley lectured in Biochemistry and Medical Physiology, first in Dunedin and then at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch.  

Between 1999 and 2007 Peter held various senior management roles with the accounting software company, MYOB New Zealand Ltd.

In 2008 he moved back in to the health sector in Invercargill to take up a role as Service Manager of Surgical Services at Southland Hospital.

The move to Nelson

At the end of 2010, Peter and his family moved to Nelson and he joined the Nelson Marlborough Health Executive Leadership Team as Service Director Medical and Surgical Services.
In 2013 Peter became General Manager Clinical Services and in August 2016 stepped in to the role as Acting CEO. He was permanently appointed to the role of Chief Executive in March 2017.
In his free time Peter enjoys getting outdoors.  His goal is to complete all nine ‘Great Walks’ of New Zealand. He has ticked off five so far and has the Kepler Track in Fiordland next in his sights.
About five years ago Peter learned how to sail but says he has no plans to buy a boat. His has chickens, ducks and bees on his property and enjoys spending time in the garden and with his grandchildren.

peter's powhiri
From back left:  Evie, Richard, Nick, Dawn McConnell (Iwi Health Board chair), Jenny Black (Nelson Marlborough District Health Board chair), Chantell, Victor, Margie, Peter, Freya and Claire.