WDHB welcomes newly-appointed board member

20 June 2014
Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB) chair Dot McKinnon is pleased to announce that Minister of Health Tony Ryall has appointed Stuart Hylton to the WDHB board.
Mr Hylton’s appointment fills the position made vacant by the resignation of former board member Michael Laws earlier this year.
Mrs McKinnon congratulates Mr Hylton and says his skills and experience will be hugely valued by the WDHB now, and into the future.
“Mr Hylton’s experience through his years with the Wanganui District Council, and in his current role as district licensing commissioner, will be of great benefit to this board,” says Mrs McKinnon. “It really will strengthen the expertise we already have sitting around the table.”

Since late last year, Mr Hylton has been the commissioner for the Wanganui District Council’s district licensing committee, a statutory role created under the Sale and Supply of Liquor Act 2012. Prior to this, Mr Hylton spent 31 years at Wanganui District Council, most recently as a senior policy advisor, with his initial qualifications and experience being in public and environmental health.
Mr Hylton says he is honoured by the confidence the Minister has shown to have in him and looks forward to being a part of the board.
“I feel delighted, and very privileged, to be appointed to the board,” says Mr Hylton. “Being Whanganui born and bred, I am extremely excited about the opportunity and the challenges it will bring.”
“I look forward to working with the WDHB, management and the community to meet the challenges, and opportunities, to deliver responsive services to enhance health outcomes for the district.”
Mr Hylton’s first meeting as a WDHB board member will be on 4 July, 2014.