The Board has all the powers necessary for the governance of Hauora Tairawhiti and has a delegation policy, approved by the Minister of Health, to delegate decisions on management matters to the Chief Executive.

The Board has appointed a Chief Executive to manage the organisation within a defined job description, to an agreed performance agreement and with regular reporting to the Board. 

The Chief Executive is supported by a team of Clinical Care Managers, Group Managers, Clinical Directors and Professional Advisors who make up the Leadership Team.

The Leadership Team membership is: 

Jim Green Chief Executive
Vacant Chief Medical Officer
Dr Johan Peters Clinical Director - Surgical
Dr Margot McLean Clinical Director - Women, Children & Youth
Dr Richard Moore Clinical Director - Medical/Mental Health
Arish Naresh Clinical Director - Allied Health
Lynsey Bartlett Clinical Care Manager - Surgical
Debbie Barrow Clinical Care Manager - Medical/Mental Health
Nicki Dever Clinical Care Manager - Women, Children & Youth
Kate Mather Clinical Care Manager - Shared Services
Nicola Ehau Group Manager Planning, Funding & Population Health
Craig Green Group Manager Finance
Vacant Group Manager Workforce
Harry Barber Group Manager Information Services
Sonia Gamblen Director of Nursing
Peter Brown Pouwhakahaere Hauora Maori
Toni Lexmond Communications Manager

Maori Health

Hauora Tairawhiti is committed to the needs of Maori, who make up 65 percent of admissions to Gisborne Hospital.

The role of Pouwhakahaere Hauora Maori (General Manager Maori Health) is to provide cultural leadership, advice and support to staff, management and clients.

Emergency Management

Emergency Management, like continuous quality improvement, is a cyclic process involving risk reduction/mitigation, readiness, response and recovery.

As a critical service, our community's healthcare facilities and services need clearly defined, documented and practised business emergency response plans.

Hauora Tairawhiti emergency management plans are based on the risks and threats that can reasonably be anticipated to impact on the health services in the entire Tairawhiti area. Any such emergency situation will be responded to by Hauora Tairawhiti Management by creating an Incident Management Team appropriate to the situation.

Hauora Tairawhiti has the ability to establish an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in the Mauri Hiko and Maia rooms of the Poutama Learning Centre within 20 minutes of advice of a major incident. The EOC uses the Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS) for managing emergencies as this system provides a functional framework and is used by the majority of emergency responders. Hauora Tairawhiti also has two mobile EOC units which can quickly be moved to any site in the Hospital to provide Incident Management services and support.