We are the union for senior salaried doctors and dentists.

We promote, protect and support the interests of our members in all aspects of their working lives. We are working for an equitable, accessible public health care system that meets the needs of all New Zealanders.

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National Executive & Staff

National Executive

National Office Staff

Industrial Officer Contact Information/Areas

ASMS branch representatives


ASMS has a democratic structure with branches whose boundaries usually coincide with those of each DHB. The top decision and policy making body is the Annual Conference.

Most branches are managed by an elected local committee who also select delegates to attend Annual Conference. Between conferences, management of the Association lies with an elected National Executive of ten members. They are elected every three years.

The President and Vice President are elected by national ballot. The other eight members of the National Executive are regional representatives elected by members within their region. The National Executive elects one of its members to be National Secretary.

National Executive Specialty District Health Board Region
Dr Julian Vyas President Paediatrics Auckland One
Dr Andrew Ewens Vice President Emergency Medicine Waitemata One
Dr Julian Fuller Anaesthetist Waitemata One
Dr Sylvia Boys Emergency Medicine Counties Manukau One
Dr Mark Lawrence Psychiatry Bay of Plenty Two
Dr Andrew Robinson Anaesthesia Lakes Two
Dr Nathalie de Vries Secretary Paediatrics MidCentral Three
Dr Kai Haidekker Radiology Hawke's Bay Three
Dr Seton Henderson Intensive Care Canterbury Four
Dr Catherine (Katie) Ben Anaesthesia Nelson Marlborough Four

Region one – Northland, Waitematā, Auckland, Counties-Manukau
Region two – Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Lakes, Taranaki
Region three   Tairawhiti, Hawke’s Bay, Whanganui, MidCentral, Wairarapa, Hutt Valley, Capital & Coast
Region four –  Nelson-Marlborough, West Coast, Canterbury, South Canterbury, Southern

Previous members of the National Executive 


Sarah Dalton Executive Director
Henry Stubbs Senior Industrial Officer
Lloyd Woods Senior Industrial Officer
Steve Hurring Senior Industrial Officer
Ian Weir-Smith Industrial Officer
George Collins Industrial Officer
Georgia Choveaux Industrial Officer
Kris Smith Industrial Officer
David Kettley Industrial Officer
Jenny Chapman Industrial Officer
Tanja Bristow Industrial Officer
Charlotte Chambers Director of Policy and Research
Mary Harvey Policy Advisor
Liz Brown Senior Communications Advisor
Andrew Chick Senior Communications/Campaigns Advisor
Sharlene Lawrence Manager Support Services
Vanessa Wratt Finance & Technical Support Advisor
Saasha Manson Membership Officer
Cassey van Riel Support Services Administrator


Northland Erna Meyer Anand Gangji
Waitemata Keat Lee Annemarie Mitchell
Auckland Elspeth Frascatore Arend Merrie, Deralie Flower (women’s health)
Counties Manukau Vacant Marnie Cox
Waikato Dara de las Heras Marlize Alberts
Rotorua & Taupō Vacant Maha Naguib
Tauranga Deborah Moore Vacant
Whakatane Sumeshni Jairam Nigel Giles
Taranaki Vacant Ricardo Jurawan
Tairawhiti William Weiderman Carol Chan
Hawke’s Bay Gavin King Bethany Jones
Whanganui Bernd Kraus Mark Van de Vyver
Palmerston North Thomas Carter John Bourke
Wairarapa Norman Gray Clare French
Hutt Valley Tanya Wilton Brent Waldron
Wellington Alain Marcuse Amanda Tristram
Nelson Sean Chan Katie Ben
Marlborough Jeremy Stevens Prieur du Plessis
West Coast Ceri Hutchinson (Co-President) Jamie Mosher (Co-President)
Canterbury Geoff Shaw Siobhan Cross
South Canterbury Peter Doran Matthew Hills
Otago Chris Wisely Liza Edmonds
Southland Roger Wandless Vacant