Attention Potential Lakes DHB Candidates
13/06/2019 3:40:02 p.m.

Thursday 13 June 2019

Attention Potential Lakes DHB Candidates

Information Session for Lakes District Health Board Elections

Lakes DHB is holding an early evening meeting in the first week of July for candidates thinking of standing for the Lakes District Health Board.

Seven of the 11 members of the Board will be elected in this year’s DHB elections.

Lakes DHB is running the information session to provide prospective candidates with an idea of what the governance role involves, some facts and figures about the DHB, and a chance to ask questions.

DHB Chief Executive Nick Saville-Wood and Board Chair Deryck Shaw, who is stepping down after the maximum three terms as an appointed member, will both be in attendance to answer questions, along with the DHB’s Electoral Officer Warwick Lampp of, the election services provider for Lakes DHB.

Board Chair Deryck Shaw says people looking at standing for election to the health board should have a strong interest in health and disability issues, a commitment to making a difference, and the time to do the job of governance properly. He says generic skills needed include financial literacy, strong reasoning skills and an understanding of governance responsibilities, as opposed to management responsibilities.

Lakes DHB has total revenue for the current year of $390 million dollars and is the biggest employer in the district, with some 1500 staff.

Nominations for the Lakes DHB open on Friday 19 July and close on Friday 16 August 2019.

Lakes DHB’s Electoral Officer is Warwick Lampp of

Nomination forms, with the deposit of $200 and the completed conflict of interest statement must be handed to the Rotorua or Taupo District Council by before the deadline of noon, Friday 16 August.

Triennial elections for elected members of all local bodies throughout New Zealand, including District Health Boards, are to be conducted by postal vote later in the year, with polling closing at noon on Saturday 12 October.

Nick Saville-Wood says the aim of every health board is to have members with a mix of skills and experience from a range of different backgrounds who are from across the board’s area including Taupo, Turangi and Mangakino.

The board’s role is one of stewardship, direction-setting, and monitoring the DHB’s overall performance against its goals, he says.

The information evening will be held at the Boardroom on the Rotorua Hospital campus, starting at 3pm on Monday 1 July.

Key information
Information session for people thinking of standing as a Lakes DHB candidate in the upcoming elections
When: Monday 1 July 3-4.30pm
Where: Boardroom, Rotorua Hospital campus
Speakers: Board Chair Deryck Shaw, Chief Executive Nick Saville-Wood, Lakes DHB Electoral Officer Warwick Lampp
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