The Board is comprised of nine members: six members are registered medical imaging or radiation therapy practitioners and three members are laypersons.
Members are appointed by the Minister of Health for a term of up to three years. A member can be re-appointed for a maximum of three consecutive terms (i.e. nine years).
Billie was appointed to the Board in July 2017. She is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Bachelor of Radiation Therapy at the University of Otago and has over 30 years of experience as a radiation therapist in both New Zealand and the UK. Her research interests are in clinical education and assessment and she is passionate about ensuring new graduates are the best they can be to continue the high quality of radiation therapy care in New Zealand.
Anthony was appointed to the Board in July 2017. He is Principal of Waimana Capital, a strategic and capital advisor to growth oriented and scalable businesses, and also consults with Iwi and financial organisations. Anthony has a background in leadership, operational management, investments, banking and finance, and audit. His governance positions include Director of Whai Rawa Fund Ltd and Councillor of InternetNZ. Anthony holds Chartered Accountant designation from the professional accounting bodies of New Zealand and Singapore, and is a member of a number of other professional organisations. He is passionate about creating a better future for a diverse and multicultural New Zealand.
Medical Imaging Technologist
Appointment to the board May 2016. Lizzie has 24 years’ experience in radiography in NZ and Australia and the UK, in both public and private practice. She is currently working at Hawke’s Bay Regional Hospital as CT team leader. She also works in a project role for the Radiology redevelopment project in Hawke's Bay. Lizzie has a passion for Medical Imaging and the role it plays in the patient journey through healthcare. She has a special interest in Continual Quality Improvement within Radiology Services.
Medical Imaging Technologist
Philip was appointed to the Board in May 2021. He has worked as a MIT since 2003, and works in both General and CT. Philip currently works as a Medical Imaging Technologist at Wairau Hospital and is involved in many quality initiatives. He has experience in Radiology management as well as clinical work. He has a keen interest in encouraging and mentoring students, as well as improving patient and cultural safety.
Appointed to the Board in May 2021, Carol has been working in the sonography profession since 1995. Carol has previous work experience in both public and private sectors. She is currently the Service Clinical Director for Women’s Health Ultrasound and the Ultrasound Team Leader at Auckland City Hospital. She is sonographer representative for ultrasound advisory groups within NZ and is an ultrasound technical expert for IANZ. Carol has a strong focus on sonographer training, diagnostic accuracy and patient safety. She is a keen advocate of the sonographer profession.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist
Peter was appointed to the Board in May 2017 and is a registered MRI MIT and was the MRI team leader at Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) for ten years. Prior to this, Peter spent several years working in Auckland gaining valuable clinical experience in public and private departments before moving to Christchurch. Over the last few years Peter designed three new MRI departments in Christchurch and has overseen procurement for five new MRI scanners. In 2015, Peter was elected as the South Island representative of the Society of MR Radiographers and Technologists (SMRT). Peter is passionate about embracing new MRI evolving technology and has presented lectures on MRI to undergraduate students. Peter is currently taking time out from clinical life and enjoying time with his family.
Nuclear Medicine Technologist
Pru qualified as a MIT in 1993, and completed her post graduate study in Nuclear Medicine in 1999. Pru is currently the Unit Charge of Nuclear Medicine at Wellington Regional Hospital. She is actively involved in the New Zealand branch of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine. Pru is passionate about the Molecular Imaging profession, and has an interest in encouraging competency and safe practice in the workplace.
Susan is a lay member, appointed to the Board in April 2019.
She holds a BA in Political Science, a Bachelor of Law and a Masters in Public Management and is a member of the Institute of Directors. Susan spent 20 years in private legal practice, which included advisory and governance roles in a range of community organisations. Moving to Wellington in 2004, between then and early 2019 she held several executive positions serving statutory health and social service regulatory boards. These roles included providing advice on legal compliance and risk management, engaging in strategic planning and developing complaints and disciplinary processes that complied with the principles of natural justice. Susan has a deep knowledge of the principles and purposes of regulation in the health sector and is passionate about patient safety and the provision of good quality medical care. She seeks to be responsive to and engage with Māori to address the perspectives of Māori health service users.
Shannon was appointed to the Board in November 2022. She is a registered Senior Hospital Play Specialist supporting paediatric patients and their whānau in Radiology (Starship Childrens Hospital) and Radiation Therapy (Auckland City Hospital). Her work has a particular focus in reducing the need for sedation to achieve both medical imaging (particularly MRI & CT) and Radiotherapy through play-based learning. Shannon has presented her work at the University of Auckland, NZ Course in Paediatric Radiology and NZ General Paediatrics Forum. She has a special interest in cultural safety and engagement, paediatric & whānau outcomes and representation of Māori and Pasifika in the profession.