Heather Simpson has a background in health economics and was an economics lecturer at Otago University. From 1999-2008 she was Chief of Staff to then Prime Minister, Helen Clark. She went on to work at the United Nations Development Programme and is currently a special advisor in the Prime Minister’s office.
Shelley Campbell brings an array of business, health, and governance experience to the Review panel. As CEO of the Cancer Society, Waikato/Bay of Plenty, she manages a large budget and is responsible for 750 staff and volunteers. She is a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit – health and disability, and an Honorary Captain of the Royal New Zealand Navy.
Professor Peter Crampton is Dean of the Otago Medical School at the University of Otago. He brings significant academic expertise to the Review panel, and is a specialist in public health medicine. His research is focused on social indicators and social epidemiology, health care policy, and health care organisation and funding.
Dr Lloyd McCann brings governance, business and health sector experience to the Review panel. He is CEO and Head of Digital Health at Mercy Radiology and Healthcare Holdings Limited, and was previously Director of Medical Services and Chief Operating Officer at MercyAscot Hospitals and Mercy Radiology. He has served on various advisory panels, and has presented at health and business conferences.
Dr Margaret Southwick has worked as a Senior Lecturer, Head of School and Dean in the nursing departments at various tertiary institutions in New Zealand. She serves on various advisory committees and her governance experience will be a valuable contribution to the Review panel. She was previously Chair of the Nursing Council and was awarded the Queen’s Service Medal for contributions to Pacific Communities in 2009.
Dr Winfield Bennett was Group Manager, Funding, Planning, and Performance at Hawke’s Bay DHB. He has helped to lead: the development of the New Zealand Primary Healthcare Strategy, planning and funding teams at Capital & Coast and Hawke’s Bay DHBs, and litigation management and development of cost benefit assessments at PHARMAC.
Sir Brian Roche brings extensive governance, leadership and business experience to the Review panel. In 2017, he was named a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the State and business. He was Chief Executive of the New Zealand Post Group from 2010 to 2017 and was previously Chairman of the New Zealand Transport Agency Board.