Advancing Healthcare for the people of North Shore, Rodney and Waitakere

Our Board

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 eight independent trustees, the board also includes Waitemata DHB Deputy Chair Kylie Clegg, CEO Dr Dale Bramley, and Chief Medical Officer Dr Andrew Brant to provide the vital link between the foundation and the DHB’s strategic priorities. 

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Craig Donaldson

Chair
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.
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Mark Jeffries

Board member
Rodney resident and entrepreneur, Mark has diverse experience as a business owner, founder and investor. He is experienced in governance, senior management, managing projects and high-value negotiations.For the past 15 years Mark has promoted, invested in and grown companies. He also holds governance and advisory roles. His first career was in professional services, with 16 years' legal experience, 12 years as a partner in law firm Simpson Grierson. Mark recently founded MyCare; a New Zealand company established to connect people who need support with those offering all kinds of help.
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Sussan Turner

Board member
Sussan is Chief Executive of Aspire2 Group Limited and sits on the board of both TVNZ and Auckland University of Technology. For most of her career, Sussan has been at the heart of the diverse and rapidly-changing media environment, having worked for NZ’s largest media organisation, MediaWorks for 30 years. Sussan began her radio career as a cadet journalist in Dunedin in 1984 and rose to become managing director of Radio Otago, before she was 30. Sussan led Mediaworks for four and a half years as Group Chief Executive, where she oversaw the company's radio, television (TV3 and FOUR), and interactive operations.
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Dr Catherine Yang

Board member
Catherine lives in West Auckland and is passionate about advancing healthcare in our region, with a particular focus on improving patient experience. A graduate of Harvard University - with a Master of Public Health, and Auckland University - with both a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery and a Bachelor of Human Biology, Catherine brings frontline medical experience and knowledge to the Well Foundation board. Catherine has worked previously as a consultant for McKinsey and Company, and as a Medical Officer for Mercy Ascot Integrated Hospitals and for Waitemata DHB. Catherine is past president of the Auckland Chinese Medical Association.
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Nuwanthie Samarakone

Board member
Nuwanthie is the CEO of ICE, an early in careers people consultancy firm specialising in designing, delivering and developing schemes for organisations looking to build talent pipelines for the future.

She believes that young and aspiring individuals represent the future of the organisational environment and will be responsible for driving the seismic shift in both workplace culture and functionality that we will begin to witness emerge over the coming years. Due to this phenomenon, it is critical that organisations look forward towards future thinking that both aligns and proofs their strategic talent schemes.

Moving beyond the traditional graduate processes and explore new alternatives for how we can develop emerging young professionals in this constantly changing world of work
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David Downs

Board member
David is a patient of the Waitemata District Health Board, fighting 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 a General Manager from New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, with over 25 years in business, in both public and private sectors, and working with a number of social enterprises.
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Jason Delamore

Board member
Jason is a seasoned technology, marketing and customer experience executive. He is the General Manager of Marketing and Technology at Auckland International Airport. He has previously led the NZ operations of Landis+Gyr, a global technology company specialising in the energy sector 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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Richard Conway

Board member
Richard Conway is the founder and CEO of Pure SEO, New Zealand’s largest and most awarded search marketing agency.

Richard writes monthly columns about digital marketing and entrepreneurship for New Zealand Business Magazine, M2 and M2 Woman magazine. He has been a member of Entrepreneurs Organisation (EO) for 6 years and has been on the New Zealand board for 2 consecutive years.

Richard is passionate about education and co-authored the NZQA certified SEO course with Unitec. Richard teaches SEO for the New Zealand Marketing Association and sits on their digital advisory group. Richard also teaches the search element for the University of Auckland Digital MBA program and sits on advisory committees for several academic institutions.

Richard is an active investor and mentor in
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Dr Dale Bramley

Ex-officio member
Waitemata DHB CEO since July 2011, Dale has previously held senior management and clinical roles within the DHB. He has a medical degree from The University of Auckland, a Master’s Degree in Public Health and a Master of Business Administration from Henley, UK. He is the NZ chief examiner of the NZ College of Public Health Medicine and an adjunct professor at The Auckland University of Technology. Dale is also a Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine and of the NZ College of Public Health Medicine. A Harkness Fellow, Dale has had over 30 published papers in peer reviewed medical journals internationally.
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Dr Andrew Brant

Ex-Officio member
Andrew became Waitemata District Health Board’s Chief Medical Officer in 2010 after being the DHB’s Head of Division for Medicine and Health of Older People Services. Previously, Andrew was the Clinical Director of Medical Services at Wellington Regional Hospital, Capital and Coast DHB. He is a respiratory and general physician, a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Cambridge University, UK. Most recently, Andrew completed a PhD from the Imperial College, London.
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Kylie Clegg

Ex-officio member
Kylie is Deputy Chair of Waitemata District Health Board, a director of Auckland Transport, Sport New Zealand and Chair of the Hockey Foundation. Kylie has a corporate legal background, having specialised in mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance advice across a number of sectors.
Kylie’s previous governance experience has been as a board member of Hockey New Zealand, the New Zealand Olympic Committee and the Halberg Disability Sports Foundation. Kylie is a former NZ Black Stick who captained the NZ Women’s hockey team to the Sydney 2000 Olympics.

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