WDHB announces new chief executive appointment

5 October 2017


Healthcare of New Zealand, healthcare rehabilitation group manager Russell Simpson has been appointed Whanganui District Health Board’s (WDHB) new chief executive, WDHB board chair Dot McKinnon announced today.


“On behalf my board colleagues, I want to say how delighted we are that Russell has accepted the role and that there may be an opportunity for departing chief executive Julie Patterson to meet with him for a ‘handover’ before she leaves us on Friday 20 October,” Mrs McKinnon said.


“Russell brings to the role more than 18 years clinical, management and strategic leadership experience at an operational and executive level, across both the Australian and New Zealand health sectors.”   Read more...