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

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. They are not involved decisions related to Nelson Marlborough Health 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]

Terms of Reference



Members (in the photo from left to right)

Geoff Ormandy (Co-Deputy Chair), Soni Tanikula, Nikita Takai, Esme Palliser, Marie Lindaya (Co-Deputy Chair), Angelea Stanton (Chairperson), Brenda Chilvers. Absent from photo: Alene Sherson and Scott Tambisari.


Consumer Council Chair's Reports

Pre 2022



Consumer Council Annual Reports