Strong governance is vital to any organisation. The Well Foundation Board unites a stellar line up of diverse talent from the worlds of health, business, technology, media, sport and community development.

This mix of experience makes the Board progressive and very well networked into the local community.

With seven independent trustees, the Board also includes members of the Te Whatu Ora Waitemata senior leadership team to provide the vital link between the foundation and the hospital’s strategic priorities.

David Downs


David is a patient of our hospital having fought a high profile battle against an aggressive lymphoma cancer in 2017/2018. Now in complete remission, he has written extensively about his cancer and experience with the hospital system. David is the CEO for New Zealand Story Group and has over 25 years experience in business from both public and private sectors. He has also developed and worked with a number of social enterprises and is active in his support of young entrepreneurs and development of the tech sector.

Craig Donaldson

Craig Donaldson


Craig has 25 years’ experience in financial markets. He has returned to New Zealand after working with some of the biggest finance brands. Craig has relationships with many of the world’s largest global financial institutions ranging from hedge funds, money managers, banks and central banks. He has held managing director positions with Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch and Royal Bank of Scotland. Now a Coastville resident, he sits on the Global Board of KEA NZ and is an Executive in Residence at the University of Auckland Business School.

Janak de Zoysa


Janak is a Nephrologist at the Waitemata Renal Service as well as being the Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Auckland and the Assistant Dean of the Waitemata Clinical Campus. He trained in Nephrology in Christchurch, New Zealand and the John Walls Renal Unit, Leicester, UK. He is Chair of the Aotearoa Adult Medicine Division Committee and has previously Chaired the specialist advisory committee in Nephrology, the New Zealand Adult Medicine Self-Assessment programme and NZ Clinical Exams Committee for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. 

Liz Blackwell


Liz grew up in Matamata, with a strong passion for children and helping them reach their potential. Liz studied teaching at Waikato University before becoming a primary school teacher.

After teaching she moved to Auckland with her husband Paul to set up the Pak n Save supermarket in Albany. Liz and Paul also founded the Champions Programme, which focuses on the four pillars of – Goal Setting, Nutrition, Active Lifestyles, and Values – as well as teaching the basic fundamentals of basketball to children aged 5-12 years. To date 30,000 New Zealand children have participated in this.

Liz’s passion and commitment for helping her community continues to grow and extends to many worthy causes.

Lindsay Zwart


Lindsay is a Global Technology Executive and is driving a digital revolution for New Zealand businesses through the implementation of tools such as 5G, IoT and the cloud.  

Lindsay was the Chief Enterprise Officer & Director at One NZ, she has also held positions as the Microsoft USA General Manager Cloud & Enterprise Business Group and the GM for IBM’s Network business.  

Lindsay has worked in roles in the US, UK and South Africa, she is an advocate for supporting women in leadership roles and empowering people through trust and accountability.  

Brian Chen


Brian is a successful and well-respected entrepreneur who moved to New Zealand in 2002, after spending over 10 years working in the IT industry in China. Since moving to New Zealand, Brian has established numerous businesses and is currently a director of multiple companies involved in commercial and residential developments, and civil engineering businesses.

Brian strongly believes that success should be shared, and that giving back to the community is a blessing. He feels honoured and privileged to serve as a member of the board for Well Foundation and is excited about the opportunity to raise awareness and advance healthcare in our community.

Jason Delamore


Jason is a seasoned technology, marketing and customer experience executive and is the current CEO of Lotto NZ. He has previously held senior leadership roles at Auckland International Airport, led the NZ operations of Landis+Gyr and run Retail Operations for Contact Energy. He has held senior roles in marketing, operations and strategic partnerships for a number of major listed companies including Vector, IBM, Lucent and CSG Systems. Jason also supports local NZ technology companies on advisory boards and is the owner of Lavender Hill, a boutique tourism operation in the Riverhead/Coatesville area.

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