Chief Executive Office


Nick Saville-Wood was appointed Chief Executive at Lakes District Health Board, Rotorua and Taupo hospitals in May, after being seconded to the role from the start of 2019.

The Executive Assistant to the CE is Theresa Fraser. Theresa  can be contacted on extn 7982.

Theresa Fraser is also Board Secretariat, providing full administrative services to the Board.

Beverley Alexander provides administrative services to the Hospital Advisory CommitteeClick here to email Beverley.

Marieke Wass provides administrative services to the Community and Public Health Advisory Committee and the Disability Support Advisory Committee. Click here to email Marieke.



Official Information Act requests

Please contact us if you have any queries:

Lakes DHB is subject to the Official Information Act. Click here for information from the Ombudsman for requesters.

Click here to see Lakes DHB OIA statistics.

Lakes DHB began publishing responses to requests made under the Official Information Act in July 2018. Click here to see Lakes DHB's responses.


Communications Team

The Communications Manager Sue Wilkie, Communications Advisor Shan Tapsell and Digital Communications Advisor /Webmaster Alison King are part of the CE Office.

Sue Wilkie can be contacted on extn 7944 or mb 027 242 3652. Communications Advisor Shan Tapsell can be contacted on extn 8491 or mb 027 234 2793.  Email Alison King .or call her on extn 7822 or on mb 021 034 6021,


Lakes DHB media enquiries


All media enquiries relating to our hospitals at Rotorua and Taupo and community services must be made through the communications team. This includes requests for patient condition updates, staff and patient interviews, and photography or filming.

Contact the communications team by email
or with non-urgent enquiries.


After hours and urgent enquiries

For urgent enquiries contact:
Sue Wilkie, Communications Officer
DDI: 07349 7944 or Mb: 027 242 3652

Patient condition requests can be made after hours, on weekends and on public holidays directly to the duty manager at Rotorua Hospital on 07 348 1199.



More about communication services @ Lakes DHB


Please click here for more information on the services provided by the Communications team.