Chairperson: Gill Genet

Gill is an advocate for workforce development and through workforce, making a difference to the lives of whānau, families and communities in Aotearoa.

Gill believes in whanaungatanga, working collaboratively and in the importance of listening to the voices of those with lived experience.




Deputy Chairperson: Mark Eager

Mark is the Chief Executive of Mobile Health Solutions and as such, he and his team run the Mobile Surgical Bus. The Surgical Bus performs day surgery in rural towns around New Zealand. Mark is involved with Ministry of Health, DHB and Primary Care Organisations ensuring the efficient running of this rural service.




Treasurer: Bill Eschenbach

Bill is the Chief Executive of Waitaha PHO and prior to this he was a Client Manager with South Link Health where he was responsible for rolling out Primary Health Organisations in the upper South Island. Bill has developed strong community linkages with a number of organisations including Territorial Local Authorities that has led to partnerships that have supported the continuation of remote rural primary care services through the developments of community trusts.

Bill has linkages with his local District Health Board, the Canterbury Alliance, the Ministry of Health, the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network and the National Rural Health Advisory Group.



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