Lakes DHB Elections 2019 Information

Elections for Lakes District Health Board were held in October 2019.  Seven of the 11 Board members were elected, with the remaining four members appointed by the Minister of Health. The following are the successful elected members:

MORREAU Johan - appointed Deputy Chair of the Board


RANKIN Christine

BIDOIS Ngahihi-o-te-ra





 Government appointees announced


The new Chair of Lakes District Health Board is Dr Jim Mather.

He has served as Chief Executive Officer of three organisaitons over the last 16 years. A qualified accountant by profession, he has led Māori Television and Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. Dr Mather’s current governance roles include Chair of RNZ, Director of Auckland Transport, Member of MBIE Risk and Advisory Committee, and Director of Ngati Awa Group Holdings Limited. Dr Mather has held a variety of private sector management roles and holds a PHD in Māori economic development.

The three new Ministerial appointees are Sir Michael Cullen (former Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Minister of Tertiary Education and Attorney-General) in the Helen Clark Labour Government; Lana Ngawhika (Te Arawa/Tuhoe, who served the former Te Arawa Māori Trust Board on the treaty settlement that saw the return of 14 Rotorua lakes to Te Awara ownership, and is a business development manager with Fonterra); and Rees Tapsell (Ngāti Whakaue - Te Arawa waka). A psychiatrist, Rees sub-specialised in forensic psychiatry, working at the Mason clinic in Auckland as a consultant psychiatrist for 10 years where he worked on, and wrote about, models of forensic mental health service provision for Māori. He has worked in governance, operational, management and clinical leadership roles both in district health boards and Māori non-governmental organisations and was on the Lakes Board when it was set up in 2001. 





The details of electoral donations and expenses received for those contesting the 2019 Lakes DHB election:

Jean Batt  

Ngahihi-o-te-ra Bidois

Aroha Bray 

Stuart Burns  

Olive Gallagher  

Suzanne Gower  

Janine Horton

Kylie Leonard

Tangihaere Macfarlane  

Claire Mahon  

Liz McGrath  

Johan Morreau  

Christine Rankin  

Merepeka Raukawa-Tait

Andrew Tattle

Lyall Thurston 

Rob Vigor-Brown  




The details of electoral donations and expenses received for those contesting the 2016 Lakes DHB election:

C Abbott

J Beach

M Bentley

M Burdon

S Burns

S Caudwell

B Eagle

D Epp

A Gathergood

K Hawker

B Hedges

J Horton

F Louis

D McKay

P Marks

M Raukawa-Tait

J Mihaka-Dyer

J Morreau

C Rankin

K Reed

M Ross

V Storey

L Thurston

R Vigor-Brown

C Webber

J Wepa


Lakes DHB's Electoral Officer

Warwick  Lampp from is the Electoral Officer for the Lakes District Health Board. He can be contacted at:

Communications Officer Sue Wilkie is the electoral contact for Lakes DHB.  Click here to email Sue, or call her on 07 349 7944.