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

Council Consumer

Members (in the photo from left to right) Angelea Stanton, Diane Strong, Judith Holmes (Chair), Craig Vercoe (Deputy Chair), Kamaya Crawford, Philippa Hyndman and Pita Akauola

The council provides a strong consumer voice as an advisory group to the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board.

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 clinical evaluation of health services or individual patient care.

Most members of the Council have a three year term, and some have a two year term.  This is to ensure we have some continuity of membership across terms.


Angelea Stanton
Diane Strong
Judith Holmes (Chair)
Craig Vercoe (Deputy Chair)
Kamaya Crawford
Philippa Hyndman
Pita Akauola

Consumer Council Annual Report