Board member profiles

(Updated as at 26 August 2020)

Southern Cross's non-executive Board members who serve as Southern Cross Medical Care Society Directors and/or Southern Cross Health Trust Trustees are:

Greg Gent (ONZM)


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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. He is currently chair of Dairy Holdings Limited and Real Living Group. From 2001 to 2011 he was a director of New Zealand’s largest co-operative business, Fonterra; he is a former chair 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, and is the chair of the Boards’ audit and risk committees. She is a professional, non-executive director on a variety of boards. She is Chair of Christchurch International Airport; a director of Genesis Energy, BECA Group Limited and Fronde Systems Group; and a member of the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation. 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; a trustee of the University of Auckland Foundation; and an advisory panel member of Next Foundation. 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.

Murray Jordan (MProp)

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Murray Jordan joined the Trust and Society Boards in 2019.  He is a former Managing Director of Foodstuffs North Island – one of New Zealand’s largest businesses - and an experienced company director.  He currently serves on the Boards of Metcash Limited (an ASX listed company), Chorus, SkyCity, Stevenson Group, and Starship Foundation. His early career was in the property sector, and he holds a Masters degree in Property Administration from the University of Auckland.

Board member for: Society, Trust, Trust subsidiaries.

Dr Martin Misur (BHB, MBChB, FANZCA)

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Dr Martin Misur was appointed to the Trust Board in 2017 and elected to the Society Board in 2019.  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: Society, 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 Royal Australasian College of Pathologists Quality Assurance Programmes Limited.  He is a trustee of the Auckland School of Medicine Foundation and University of Auckland 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 joined the Society Board in 2015.  Julia has extensive digital, customer, data, information technology, strategy & business transformation experience across a number of sectors including airline, telecommunications, local government and not-for-profit in New Zealand and Australia. Julia has a strong track record of delivering award-winning innovative customer-facing products and services.  Julia has been a professional director since 2014.   She was previously Chief Information Officer of Air New Zealand (2007-2015) and was awarded the New Zealand CIO of the Year award in 2009.

Board member for: Society and Society subsidiary Southern Cross Pet Insurance Limited.

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, Port Marlborough and Dwell Housing Trust. He is also a director of Resolution Life Australia and AMP Life. He has previously been Deputy Chair of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and a director of property, insurance, trustee and investment companies in both New Zealand and Australia. 

Board member for: Society, Trust, Trust subsidiaries.