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
Dr Julian Vyas President Paediatrics Auckland One
Dr Andrew Ewens Vice President Emergency Medicine Waitemata One
Prof Murray Barclay Past President Gastroenterologist Canterbury Four
Dr Julian Fuller Anaesthetist Waitemata One
Dr Sylvia Boys Emergency Medicine Counties Manukau One
Dr Annette van Zeist-Jongman Psychiatry Waikato 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
Miriam Long Industrial Officer
George Collins Industrial Officer
Georgia Choveaux Industrial Officer 
Kris Smith Industrial Officer
David Kettley Industrial Officer
Charlotte Chambers Director of Policy and Research
Mary Harvey Policy Advisor
Liz Brown Senior Communications Advisor
Eileen Goodwin Senior Communications Advisor
Lydia Schumacher Communications Advisor
Sharlene Lawrence Manager Support Services
Vanessa Wratt Senior Support Officer
Saasha Manson Membership Officer
Cassey van Riel Support Services Administrator


Northland Jenny Henry Ian Page
Waitemata Jonathan Casement Keat Lee
Auckland Helen Pilmore Jack Hill
Counties Manukau Sylvia Boys Vacant
Waikato Dara de las Heras Alison Stearn
Rotorua & Taupō Andrew Robinson Vacant
Tauranga Rod Gouldson William MCauley
Whakatane Vacant 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 Ceri Hutchinson (Co-President) Jamie Mosher (Co-President)
Canterbury Geoff Shaw Siobahn Cross
South Canterbury Matthew Hills Peter Doran
Otago Chris Wisely John Chambers
Southland Roger Wandless Vacant