Steve Wakefield


Steve Wakefield is a professional director with significant experience in health, innovation and startups. He has been involved in Canterbury DHB governance for over 8 years and has been a director on the NZHIH board since 2015.

Ralph La Salle


Ralph has an extensive background in service design and health funding and has previously been a PHO director and Chief Executive of a Rural Community Health Service.

Stella Ward


Stella Ward has held executive leadership roles in a number of DHBs, covering the areas of allied health, digital transformation, innovation and commercialisation.

Jon Herries


Jon and his team at the Ministry of Health are focused on bringing technology to the health sector faster, ensuring that technology provides impact, and establishing a network of interested and expert people and organisations who are working on new technology solutions in health. Jon has recently returned to New Zealand from four years in Ireland where he was working in healthcare and technology consulting for EY.

Geoff Todd


Geoff Todd’s experience in technology commercialisation dates back to 1986 when he ran a small technology investment fund for the then Department of Scientific and Industrial Research.