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 is the Board Chair, having joined the Board of Trustees in April 2018 and then assuming the role of Chair upon Bevan Killick's retirement later that year. Peter has previously held several high profile Chief Executive roles in complex businesses in the Construction, Insurance and Sports sector. Having chosen to step away from executive roles, he now focuses on governance and works with a number of organisations to assist with strategic planning and growth-focussed business advisory. Peter's current board roles include the Christchurch West Coast Air Rescue Trust, Miles Construction Ltd and the Hagley Group.

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. 

Nancy Ward – CMinstD, MBA, C.A.

Nancy Ward is an experienced director with over 30 years of diverse leadership expertise and experience including Chief Executive, Chief Financial Officer and consulting roles in not-for profit, State Owned Enterprise and Central/Local Government Authority. She has worked in sectors including community, education, tourism, social housing, conservation, IT and mining, in organisations with revenue from $3 million to $500 million and assets of up to $4.7 billion. Currently Nancy is a management consultant specialising in strategic and organisational review and development, financial management and business cases.

Tim Sissons - MBA, LLB, BA

Tim Sissons is an experienced Christchurch-based commercial solicitor with a background in management and business development, Tim has an MBA from John Hopkins University, USA a BA (Political Science and Classical History) and an LLB from the University of Canterbury. Tim holds governance roles on the Christchurch Diocesan Foundation and the NZ Metropolitan Trotting Club. He is currently a Managing Partner of Hill Lee & Scott. His professional experience includes working in product development and innovation at Walgreens Conshohocken, USA; consultant for Esportif International (NZ) Limited and Staff Solicitor/Associate for Saunders Robinson Brown, in Christchurch.

Grahame Coles - MBA,DipMgt

Grahame Coles is Group Director Digital, Information and Technology for St John of God Health Care. Grahame has more than 30 years’ experience in digital and technology across multiple sectors including health, community services, agriculture, food, manufacturing and retail, in both public and private sectors. He has previously worked as the Chief Information Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services – Tasmania. Grahame has also served as Chair of the Victorian Government CIO Leadership Group Council, and former member of the Victorian Information Technology advisory Committee and New Zealand Kiwifruit Industry Supply and Procurement Committee.