Board member profiles

Southern Cross's non-executive Board members (who serve as Southern Cross Medical Care Society Directors, Southern Cross Health Trust Trustees, or both) are:


Greg Gent (ONZM)

Chairman

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Greg Gent joined the Southern Cross Boards in 2011 and was elected Chairman in 2014. Mr Gent is a Northland dairy farmer with a wealth of governance experience. From 2001 to 2011 he was a director of New Zealand’s largest co-operative business, Fonterra. Prior to Fonterra’s formation he was chair of Northland Dairy and Kiwi Co-op Dairies. He is chair of Dairy Holdings Limited; a director of New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research; a former chair and director of rural insurer FMG; and was a member of the Northland District Health Board from 2010 to mid-2015. 

Chairman and Board member for: Society, Trust, Trust subsidiaries.

Catherine Drayton (BCom, LLB, FCA)

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Catherine Drayton joined the Society Board in 2013 and the Trust Board in 2014. She is a professional, non-executive director on a variety of boards. She is Chair of Christchurch International Airport, a director of engineering consultancy BECA Group Limited and Fronde Systems Group, and was recently appointed as a board member of the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation. She is a member of the University of Canterbury Council and former chair of the audit and risk committee for the Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA). Ms Drayton is a former partner in charge of assurance and advisory services for Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Central and Eastern Europe, and is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Board member for: Society, Trust, Trust subsidiaries. 

Roger France (ONZM, BCom, FInstD, FCA)

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Roger France was elected to the Society Board in 2014.  He is a professional, non-executive director and chartered accountant; the chair of Tappenden Holdings and the Deep South National Science Challenge; a trustee of the University of Auckland Foundation; an advisory panel member of Next Foundation; and a member of Treasury’s Commercial Operations Advisory Board. Mr France’s past Board appointments include Fonterra, Orion Health, Air New Zealand, Fisher and Paykel Healthcare, Blue Star Group and Team New Zealand. He was Chancellor of The University of Auckland between 2009 and 2012. Mr France is a Fellow of both the New Zealand Institute of Directors and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. 

Board member for: Society.

Elizabeth Hickey (MNZM, MCom(Hons), FCA, CMInstD)

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Liz Hickey joined the Southern Cross Boards in 2009 and chairs the Audit and Risk Committees.  She is a chartered accountant and chartered member of the Institute of Directors. Ms Hickey is a trustee of the University of Auckland Foundation, and has prior governance experience on commercial and not-for-profit boards. She is a Fellow and past-President of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Board member for: Society, Trust, Trust subsidiaries.

Dr Philip Leightley (MB, BS, DA, FRCA, FANZCA)

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Dr Philip Leightley joined the Trust Board in 2013 and was elected to the Society Board in 2016. He is a practicing medical professional who has worked in Auckland as a specialist anaesthetist since 1987, including 25 years in the private sector. Dr Leightley also has extensive governance and administration experience, including chairing and serving on a range of hospital committees. He was a founding shareholder and then director of the Auckland Surgical Centre which was purchased by Southern Cross Hospitals in 2005.

Board member for: Society.

Dr Martin Misur (BHB, MBChB, FANZCA)

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Dr Martin Misur joined the Trust Board in 2017.  He is a Specialist Anaesthetist at Auckland City Hospital and in private practice at Epsom Anaesthetic Partnership. His clinical interests include anaesthesia for solid organ transplantation, hepatobiliary / upper gastrointestinal surgery, orthopaedics and complex urology. He has a strong interest in information technology and holds the position of Informatics Lead for ADHB’s Perioperative Directorate.

Board member for: Trust, Trust subsidiaries.

Dr Arthur Morris (BSc(Hons), MD, Dip ABMM, FRCPA)

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Dr Arthur Morris joined the Trust Board in 2017.  He is an Auckland-based clinical microbiologist who also works with the Health Quality and Safety Commission as a Clinical Lead. He is a current director of Mercy Healthcare Auckland and a trustee of the Auckland School of Medicine Foundation. He is a former Chief Executive of Diagnostic Medlab and a former Director of Fisher and Paykel Healthcare.

Board member for: Trust, Trust subsidiaries.

Julia Raue (CMinstD, GAICD)

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Julia Raue was elected to the Society Board in 2015. She is also a director at Television New Zealand, Z Energy, The Warehouse Group and Jade Software Corporation. She is a member of Treasury’s Risk and Audit Committee. Ms Raue was Chief Information Officer at Air New Zealand from 2007 to late 2015 and was awarded New Zealand CIO of the Year in 2009. She is a chartered member of the NZ Institute of Directors, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a member of Global Women New Zealand.

Board member for: Society.

Keith Taylor (ONZM, BSc, BCA, FIA, FInstD)

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Keith Taylor joined the Southern Cross Boards in 2010. He has over 30 years’ experience in the insurance and financial services industries as a chief executive, chief financial officer and actuary. Mr Taylor is chair of Butland Holdings; Gough, Gough and Hamer Limited; and Auckland Council Investments Limited. He is also a director of Port Marlborough and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. He has previously been a director of property, insurance, trustee and investment companies in both New Zealand and Australia.

Board member for: Society, Trust, Trust subsidiaries.