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 Published: 25/08/2014

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Published: 25/08/2014

Governance and leadership

Auckland DHB was established under the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 to:

  • improve, promote, and protect the health of communities.

  • integrate health services, especially primary and secondary care services.

  • promote effective care or support of those in need of personal health services or disability support.

We are working to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of services, with primary care and our neighbouring district health boards in the northern region to ensure people in the area have the health services they need.


The Board is responsible for funding health and disability support services, for reducing health disparities, and improving health outcomes for Māori. The Board also has responsibility for planning across the range of health and non-health sectors in order to influence the broader determinants of health. District Health Boards have 11 members, seven of which are elected during the three-yearly local body elections. The Ministry of Health appoints four additional members, plus the Board's Chair. Boards are required to have two Māori representatives and in general should reflect the diversity of people and interests within the district health board area. Find out more about the Board and its committees.

Senior Management Team

Our Senior Management Team, headed by CE Ailsa Claire, is responsible for all operational issues at Auckland DHB. Find out more about our Senior Management Team.