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 Financial Officer
Simon is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of experience in senior private and public sector roles.
As the Group Chief Financial Officer, he is responsible for providing support and advice to the Group CEO and the Board, as well as overseeing the development of organisational financial strategies and business plans. Simon will work across the Group to seek possible efficiencies and implement improvements initiatives. This will enable the frontline part of the organisation to do what they do best and provide a stable platform for the Group’s continued growth.
Before joining the New Zealand Health Group, he was the Chief Finance Officer for a large public sector entity with a commercial mandate, overseeing the finance, risk and assurance, property, and ICT functions.
His leadership style is to “take people” with him, believing that people are the heart of everything we do.
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.
Head of Commercial and Corporate Development Services
“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 managemnt.
As the Head of Commercial and Corporate Development Services, 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 Corprate Finance team and prior to that worked in private market investments for fund manager AMP Capital.
Lindie Van Wyk
Group General Manager Service Delivery
Lindie leads the delivery of community and rehabilitation health care services for Healthcare New Zealand and Geneva Healthcare and focuses on delivering integrated, client-centric, clinically-led services
throughout New Zealand. She brings nearly 20 years of experience across Acute Care, Primary Healthcare, vast experience in leadership roles, as well as owning her own company specialising in Employee Health & Wellness complimented by her B.Cur Degree in Nursing.
Since joining Geneva Healthcare in 2015 and later New Zealand Health Group in October 2020, she has helped develop clinical strategies with her strong focus on training and development of our workforce, significant change management and strategic implementation of integrated healthcare services.
Toni also leads the Clinical and Regional Teams across Healthcare New Zealand and Geneva Healthcare.
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.