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.