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TAS has an independent Board of Directors that was established in 2013 and is responsible for overseeing our activities and guiding the ongoing development of our organisation.

The Board reports to the Regional Governance Group, which is made up of representatives of the six Central Region District Health Boards.


Murray Bain - Chair

Murray Bain - Board Chair

Murray is an experienced company director who is currently Deputy Chair of TSB Bank and a director of NorthTec, the Ara Institute of Technology and the Southland Institute of Technology. In the past, Murray has held Chief Executive roles in the Foundation for Research Science and Technology and the Ministry of Science and Innovation. Prior to that, he held senior management positions in IT, finance and banking in the Trust Bank Group, and roles as Chief Operating Officer at the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) and Assistant Governor at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.

Kathryn Cook

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Kathryn is the Chief Executive of MidCentral District Health Board (MDHB). Prior to joining MDHB, she was a Partner within KPMG Australia’s Health, Ageing and Human Services practice, where she was lead partner of the Victorian practice. Previously Kathryn was Chief Executive of Western Health, Victoria and has also held a range of policy and leadership positions in the Western Australian and Victorian Departments of Health, and the New Zealand Ministry of Health.


Wendy McPhail

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Wendy has over 20 years senior management experience, most recently as Chief Executive for the New Zealand owned Office Products Depot Co-operative. She has extensive technology, strategy and change management expertise. Wendy was the former Deputy Chair of the Auckland Museum Trust Board and holds community and private governance roles.


Sir Paul Collins

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Sir Paul is currently the chairman of the Wairarapa District Health Board and private investment company, Active Equity Holdings Limited, and a director of the Hurricanes Limited, Ecopoint Limited and Shott Beverages Limited. He has served on the Board of more than 50 listed companies in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong and London. He was the chairman of Sport New Zealand and High Performance Sport New Zealand Limited from 2009 to 2018 and of the Wellington Regional Stadium Trust from 2000 to 2012. He was a governor of the New Zealand Sports Foundation, a director of Rugby New Zealand 2011 Limited and Wellington Rugby. He was a member of the Rugby 2011 World Cup Bid Committee, which won the hosting rights for the 2011 World Cup, and an adviser to ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Sir Paul is an Associate Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce and Administration from Victoria University.


Catherine Law

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Catherine is a Partner in Deloitte’s Risk Advisory team and has over 25 years practitioner and advisory experience in the financial services, retail and government sectors both in New Zealand and in the United Kingdom. Catherine’s experience includes providing risk management advice, information security and technology advisory services for organisations in the public and financial services sectors. 


Ronald A Luxton. JP.


Ron is a pharmacist by profession and was the governing director of his own community pharmacy for 35 years. Ron has been a Board Member of the South Canterbury District Health Board for 19 years and is currently Chair of that Board.  He is Chair of the Aoraki MRI Charitable Trust and a Director of New Zealand Health Partnerships and also of South Canterbury Eye Clinic Ltd. He is a Past International Director of Lions Clubs International and is currently appointed as a Trustee on the International Board of Lions Clubs International Foundation.

Last updated: 24/9/20