Our governance

St John of God Hauora Trust is a division of St John of God Health Care and is accountable, via our Trustees, chief executive officer and leadership team, for the governance and management of services in New Zealand.

Peter Jensen – MBA, CMInstD

Peter Jensen joined the Board of Trustees in April 2018 and became the Chair on 1 November 2018. Peter is CEO of the New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club based in Christchurch and has previously held the position of CEO for Southern Response, Spanbuild Holdings and Group General Manager of Skellerup Industries. Peter is a Trustee of Odyssey House in Christchurch supporting people living with drug and alcohol addiction.

Kathryn Dalziel, Deputy Chair – LLB

Kathryn is Deputy Chair of the Board having joined the Board in 2010. She is a partner in the law firm Taylor Shaw, practising in employment law and civil disputes, and is one of New Zealand’s leading experts in privacy law. She has authored a number of publications and is regularly invited to address conferences on privacy matters.

Marion Cowden – MBA (Distinction), BSc, BCom, FCA

Marion joined the Board in 2010 and serves as Chairperson of the Finance Committee. She is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, a member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand, a director on boards in the public, private and not for profit sectors and a former international civil servant.

Kevin Taylor – BSc, GAICD, Grad Cert CLC

Kevin joined the Board in 2017 and is the Executive Director Community Services for St John of God Health Care. He has management experience within the health care industry spanning more than 25 years, and has recently held positions including Group Director Corporate Services St John of God Health Care and Chief Executive Officer St John of God Pathology. Kevin has been recognised for his role in establishing nursing, pathology and rural health programs in Timor-Leste and is also a Board member of Mosaic Community Care.

Tim Burns – BA, BCA

Tim Burns joined the board in 2016. He brings extensive governance and senior management experience in the health services, social services and the wider community voluntary sector. More recently he has served a term as a member of the Parole Board and is currently a lay member of the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal.