David Meates

As someone responsible for the health services for over 560,000 Kiwi’s, it’s fair to say that David is a big picture thinker. With David at the helm, our Canterbury Health system has been acknowledged by The Kings Fund as being one of the most integrated health systems in the world. 

David is passionate about health, and believes in the power of communities working collectively for the greater good.In 2011 David was awarded the highest standing award by the NZ Medical Association for exemplary leadership during the devastating earthquakes in Canterbury, and in 2014 David was made a member of the NZ Order of Merit for services to health.