NZ Health Group Executive Team
Group Chief Executive
“There is no point being here if you can’t go out and make a difference.”
Josephine (Jo) Gagan is the Founder and former Chief Executive of Geneva Healthcare. In May 2018, she was appointed Group Chief Executive of New Zealand Health Group Ltd.
Jo has a keen focus on understanding the customer journey and enhancing it through new customer service innovations. Through her vision, Geneva Healthcare has become a leading force in our industry, known for our technology-driven innovations and our world class healthcare services.
In recognition of her contribution to the industry, Jo was named a finalist in the 2015 Women of Influence Awards and joined a select list of women inducted into the New Zealand Hall of Fame for Women Entrepreneurs in 2019.
As a third generation nurse, Jo inherited her desire to care for the community from her mother and grandmother. Prior to founding Geneva Healthcare, Jo had fifteen years of clinical nursing and health management experience both in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
She was also one of the first students to complete the post graduate Diploma of Management (Health Services) at The University of Auckland’s Graduate School of Business. She has also been the longest serving CEO amongst the lead service providers in the New Zealand healthcare industry
Chief Digital Officer
Peter has over 20 years of experience with IT vendors, senior IT private and publicly listed organisations. He has key experience with modern cloud based services, Business Intelligence and application development across Australia and New Zealand.
As the Group Chief Digital Officer, he provides support and advice to the Group CEO and the Board and is responsible for ICT strategy, development, operations. Peter works across the Group to improve efficiencies through standardisation, implementing the latest cloud solutions with a strong IT security mandate. This will enable the organisation to deliver innovative services to market while providing a stable and secure platform for the Group’s continued growth.
Before joining the New Zealand Health Group, he was the Chief Information Officer for a large trans-Tasman publicly listed healthcare organisation which he lead into the cloud.
His leadership style is communicative, inclusive and open, believing that people are the heart of everything we do.
Chief Commercial Officer
“I take immense satisfaction knowing the work we do helps tens of thousands of people in need, every week.”
Warrick joined the team in October 2020 after a career in advisory and funds management.
As the Chief Commercial Officer, Warrick is responsible for group finance, procurement, real estate and M&A. In this role he works with the CEO and Board of Directors to deliver growth initiatives and great outcomes for our clients, staff and stakeholders.
Before joining NZ Health Group, Warrick spent ten years with PwC in their Corporate Finance team and prior to that worked in private market investments for fund manager AMP Capital.
Group Quality, Health and Safety Manager
Craig leads the Quality, Health and Safety functions for New Zealand Health Group focusing on quality assurance and improvement across both Geneva Healthcare and HealthCare NZ in both quality and health and safety, developing internal and external relationships, and driving performance. He brings over 30 years of experience in legislative compliance having worked in both public and private sectors and has a Diploma in Policing.
Since joining New Zealand Health Group in January 2020, he has led the pandemic response to Covid-19, reviewed the business continuity plans, and achieved tertiary status in the AEP program.
Craig has a strong focus on building and developing partnerships (both internal and external) and collaborations, leadership and team building.
Group General Manager – People and Culture
Mike joined HealthCare New Zealand from Spotless Facility Services & Downer NZ. He held the dual role as General Manager Human Resources and General Manager Integration. He successfully led the overall integration of Spotless NZ into Downer NZ, encompassing business functions, people, processes and systems.
As an experienced human resources leader, Mike has held senior roles in prominent companies such as Fairfax Media, Fonterra and Goodman Fielder.
Mike’s experience in leading change, developing people and organisational development strategies, coupled with his “people focused” style brings tremendous value to HealthCare New Zealand. He has a strong focus on excellence, delivering results and building collaborative relationships across business and stakeholders such as the unions.
Mike was the winner of the HRINZ Young HR Practitioner of the Year Award in 2009/10.