Executive Management

Executive Management

Southern DHB's Executive Leadership Team consists of executive managers based in Otago and Southland. 



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Chris Fleming




Dr Nigel Millar
Chief Medical Officer




Jane Wilson 
Chief Nursing & Midwifery Officer 


Lynda McCutcheon

Lynda McCutcheon
Chief Allied Health Scientific & Technical Officer



Lisa Gestro
Executive Director, Strategy, Primary and Community


Mike Collins


Mike Collins
Executive Director People, Culture & Technology


Dr Nicola Mutch
Executive Director Communications



Julie Rickman
Executive Director Finance, Procurement and Facilities 



Patrick Ng
Executive Director Specialist Services


Gail Thomson
Executive Director Quality & Clinical Governance Solutions

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Gilbert Taurua
Chief Māori Health Strategy and Improvement Officer



Chief Executive Expenses and Gifts

The State Services Commission has requested that CEs of all statutory crown entities (including DHBs) voluntarily disclose all expenses and gifts in the hopes that this will enhance public trust through open disclosure of expenditure.

  • To view the Southern DHB Chief Executive's Expenses click on the required date below (will open a new window)