We are the union for 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
Prof Murray Barclay President Gastroenterologist Canterbury South Island
Dr Julian Fuller Vice President Anaesthetist Waitemata Auckland – North
Dr Julian Vyas Paediatrics Auckland Auckland – North
Dr Andrew Ewens Emergency Medicine Waitemata Auckland – North
Dr Paul Wilson National Secretary Anaesthetist Bay of Plenty Hamilton – Whakatane
Dr Annette van Zeist-Jongman Psychiatry Waikato Hamilton – Whakatane
Dr Nathalie de Vries Paediatrics MidCentral Gisborne – Wellington
Dr Seton Henderson Intensive Care Canterbury South Island
Dr Catherine (Katie) Ben Anaesthesia Nelson Marlborough South Island

Previous members of the National Executive 


Sarah Dalton Executive Director
Liz Brown Senior Communications Advisor
Eileen Goodwin Senior Communications Advisor
Lydia Schumacher Communications Advisor
Henry Stubbs Senior Industrial Officer
Lloyd Woods Senior Industrial Officer
Steve Hurring Senior Industrial Officer
Ian Weir-Smith Industrial Officer
Phil Dyhrberg Industrial Officer
Miriam Long Industrial Officer
George Collins Industrial Officer
Georgia Choveaux Industrial Officer (on parental leave)
Kris Smith Industrial Officer
Sharlene Lawrence Manager Support Services
Vanessa Wratt Senior Support Officer
Saasha Everiss Membership Officer
Cassey van Riel Support Services Administrator
Charlotte Chambers Director of Policy and Research
Mary Harvey Policy Advisor


Northland Jenny Henry Ian Page
Waitemata Jonathan Casement Keat Lee
Auckland Helen Pilmore Jack Hill
Counties Manukau Sylvia Boys Russell Smart
Waikato Dara de las Heras Alison Stearn
Rotorua & Taupō Andrew Robinson Vacant
Tauranga Rod Gouldson William MCauley
Whakatane Richard Forster Kathy Sutton
Taranaki Allister Williams Ricardo Jurawan
Tairawhiti Mary Stonehouse William Weiderman
Hawke’s Bay Kai Haidekker Gavin King
Whanganui Bernd Kraus Mark Van de Vyver
Palmerston North Andy Spiers John Bourke
Wairarapa Norman Gray Guinevere Hooper
Hutt Valley Neil Stephen Tanya Wilton
Wellington Justin Barry-Walsh Alain Marcuse
Nelson Katie Ben Gareth Harris
Marlborough Jeremy Stevens David Richards
West Coast Vacant Vacant
Canterbury Geoff Shaw Siobahn Cross
South Canterbury Matthew Hills Peter Doran
Otago Chris Wisely John Chambers
Southland Roger Wandless Vacant