Board Member Profiles
Sally Webb was appointed Chairperson of the DHB in November
She has been involved in health for many years and was
previously Chair of the Bay of Plenty Area Health Board and a
Trustee of Poutiri Trust.
Sally is committed to working with the Board and Management to
position that BOPDHB as one of the highest performing DHB in the
country. We have a diverse population we serve, therefore
communication is important to ensure we understand our communities'
Sally lives in Whakatane with her husband Patrick, and loves
being part of that vibrant fun community.
Home: 07 576 7729
Work: 07 576 9770
Fax: 07 576 9770
Post: PO Box 888, Tauranga 3110
Mark is a 54 year old Community Pharmacist and JP in Bethlehem.
With Carol he has lived in Tauranga, and raised three daughters
during the last 25 years. He has daily contact with people from all
parts of the community and a keen awareness of the challenges we
face as we endeavour to provide health services to meet a rapidly
growing aging population across the Bay and a growing young
population in the Eastern Bay. He believes investing in and
protecting the health of our young is vital to reducing the long
term burdens of chronic conditions on our health system.
He is particularly interested to ensure services are delivered
with empathy, respect and maintaining dignity, especially for the
aged. `We will struggle to meet everyone's expectations - so we
need to be able to empathise and communicate better than ever
I was born in the Waikato but have lived most of my adult life
in Whakatane. For the last 11 years I have been fortunate to live
at Ohope beach, where husband Mike and I enjoy what our environment
offers. Mike and I have great friends, enjoy life, travel and
people. Favourite saying is "life is not a dress rehearsal". Our
family of 2 and their partners and our grandchild, live away from
the eastern bay of plenty always enjoy returning home. Nursing and
my community are very apart of who I am, at present I work in
primary health care. My role as an elected member of the BOPDHB has
given my life an extra dimension and the responsibility the
position holds. We all come to this world with different strengths
and mine has been in health and over the years in the eastern bay
has been by putting into my community what I can offer. The
building of "Project Hope" at Whakatane hospital for which I am
extremely proud and the new opportunity for the re builds of both
Tauranga and Whakatane to ensure sustainability of secondary
services and a push to enhance primary health care have been
Yvonne has been an elected member of the Bay of Plenty District
Health Board since its inception in 2001, and from May 2005 has
been a committee member of the Cancer Control Council of New
Yvonne has an interest in providing access and quality of care
for the diverse population within the Bay of Plenty. Her
qualifications include as a registered general nurse, a Bachelor of
Nursing and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Health Management.
Marion is a registered nurse working in the Primary Health Care
sector. She completed her Masters in Nursing in 2010. Marion's
health sector involvement includes: board member of the
International Council of Nurses: board member of the National
Health Board and board member of a local PHO. In January 2010 she
received a QSO in the New Years honors for services to nursing.
Mai Maketu ki Tongariro tenei no Te Arawa waka; no nga hapu o
Turumakina me Ngati Whakaue - tena koutou katoa.
I am of Ngati Tuwharetoa and Te Arawa descent and my people have
been living in this part of the country for centuries so it felt
like coming home when my family and I moved here in 2010 from
I've been the General Counsel for Te Ohu Kai Moana for the last
8 years which is a pan-tribal Treaty Settlement entity that has
distributed approximately $550m worth of fishing assets into the
hands of iwi around the country over the last 7 years. I recently
also become the part-time General Manager of Ngati Whakaue Tribal
Lands which has interests in farming, forestry, tourism and
I'm familiar with governance roles and responsibilities having
advised several Boards over the years and held various governance
positions. I'm passionate about Maori development - whether it is
through improving the productivity of our primary sector assets or
our health. I was appointed onto the Bay of Plenty District Health
Board last year and look forward to the challenge of improving the
health and well-being of Maori and all New Zealanders living in the
Bay of Plenty.
Gail McIntosh is a Chartered Accountant running her own
accountancy firm in Fraser Street Tauranga and a member of NZICA.
She is a member of Zonta International - an international service
organisation and previously has served as the national treasurer of
the National Council of Women of which she is still a member.
Gail will bring a financial and business perspective to the
Board and is a government appointed member.
Matua's interests in the DHB is about ensuring emphasis is
placed on effective links between Primary, Secondary and Tertiary
health, and the health of vulnerable communities.
He is best known for his rugby career but he also brings
business experience and a positive focus on family.
Matua is 36 years old and married with 3 sons.
Dr Mogens Poppe is an experienced GP in Ohope where he has
worked since 2002. As a fellow of the College he is a qualified
"specialist in General Practice" who has previously worked in NZ
and German Hospitals for 8 years and as a sole GP on the Coromandel
for 8 years as well. Dr Poppe is passionate about his fight against
senseless bureaucracy and needless waiting lists. He is a great
believer in common sense and bemoans the fact that it appears to
become less common!
Happily married to Sabine and father of four children Dr Poppe
enjoys tennis, fishing and soccer.
Work: 07 577 1891
Ron Scott was elected to the DHB in 2010 and chairs the
committees advising on Community Health and Disability Services and
also serves on the Audit Committee. Ron is a trustee of TECT and a
Director of Stellaris Ltd, a business education and management
training company based in Tauranga. He is a former member of the
University of Waikato Council and is a current member of the Bay of
Plenty Institute of Directors committee.
Ron is a qualified economist, an important skill given the
challenges facing the health sector.
David Stewart is currently Acting Deputy Chairperson.
David is a qualified surveyor with over 20 years successful
business and project management experience. He has been a member of
the Bay of Plenty District Health Board since 2001 and was the
Chairperson of the Estate & Facilities Committee, which oversaw
the $110 million Tauranga Hospital project. He is also deputy mayor
of Tauranga and a board member of Tauranga Airport.
David is keen to ensure that health funds are spent wisely to
provide better health and hospital services. With a strong
background working with community groups and organisations, David
would like to see the health board working closer with local
councils, community groups and health providers to provide
efficiencies and better health outcomes for the people of the
David holds a Bachelor of Surveying from Otago University.
Vervies Punohu McCausland
Board Runanga Representative
Punohu has Te Arawa and Mataatua tribal affiliations, has a
background in education, teaching and lecturing, and holds a
Bachelor of Maori Studies.
For the past 12 years, Punohu has been involved in the health
sector, holding trustee, directorship, coordinator and chairperson
positions. Punohu was appointed to the Bay of Plenty District
Health Board in December 2004 and finished her term in December
2010. Punohu is now the Runanga Representative on the Board.