The Board is comprised of nine members: six members are registered medical imaging or radiation therapy practitioners and three members are laypersons. The Board currently has one layperson vacancy.
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 2015. She is a Professional Practice Fellow with the University of Otago, teaching planning on the Bachelor of Radiation Therapy. Billie also holds a joint appointment with the Wellington Blood and Cancer Centre where she works as a radiation therapist. Her passion is clinical education ensuring, new graduates are competent and safe to practice.
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 an MIT in general and CT. She also works as a project lead for Radiology Quality Improvement across many projects in Hawke’s Bay. Lizzie has a passion for Radiography 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 the Radiology Operations Manager at Wairau Hospital, and is involved in many quality initiatives. In this role Philip was directly involved in the Wairau Hospital Redevelopment project. He is a member of an Imaging Advisory Group, and 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 practicing MRI MIT and is currently the MRI team leader at Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB). Peter has spent several years working in Auckland gaining valuable clinical experience in public and private departments before moving to Christchurch. Over the last two years Peter has designed two new MRI departments in Christchurch and has overseen procurement for four 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 technology which is changing how MRI has been done over last few decades.
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 Maori to address the perspectives of Maori health service users.