David is a big picture thinker and has particular skills in leading change, and motivating and mobilising others to be part of the transformation. David is passionate about health and what’s possible when people grasp the vision and work collectively for the greater good. The achievements of the Canterbury Health System are testimony to his leadership. David has overseen the creation of what has been identified as one of the most integrated health systems in the world by The King’s Fund (an independent charity working to improve health and health care based in the UK).
In 2011, David was awarded the highest standing award by the New Zealand Medical Association for exemplary leadership for the devastating earthquakes in Canterbury. In 2014, David was made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to health.
About the Session
Bring your lunch and come along to listen to: The Canterbury Journey towards Integration
When: 15th July, 12pm
Where: Room 102, Ko Awatea