OUR PEOPLE

National Executive, Branch Officers and Office Staff
For information about our democratic structure refer to the ASMS constitution

National Executive

ASMS has a democratic structure with branches whose boundaries usually coincide with those of each hospital. 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.

Dr Julian Vyas

Dr Julian Vyas

President

Specialty: Paediatrics
DHB: Auckland
Region: One

Dr Andrew Ewens

Dr Andrew Ewens

Vice President

Specialty: Emergency Medicine
DHB: Waitemata
Region: One

Dr Nathalie de Vries

Dr Nathalie de Vries

Secretary

Specialty: Paediatrics
DHB: MidCentral
Region: Three

Dr Julian Fuller

Dr Julian Fuller

Specialty: Anaesthetist
DHB: Waitemata
Region: One

Dr Sylvia Boys

Dr Sylvia Boys

Specialty: Emergency Medicine
DHB: Counties Manukau
Region: One

Dr Mark Lawrence

Dr Mark Lawrence

Specialty: Psychiatry
DHB: Bay of Plenty
Region: Two

Dr Andrew Robinson

Dr Andrew Robinson

Specialty: Anaesthesia
DHB: Lakes
Region: Two

Dr Kai Haidekker

Dr Kai Haidekker

Specialty: Radiology
DHB: Hawke’s Bay
Region: Three

Dr Seton Henderson

Dr Seton Henderson

Specialty: Intensive Care
DHB: Canterbury
Region: Four

Dr Catherine (Katie) Ben

Dr Catherine (Katie) Ben

Specialty: Anaesthesia
DHB: Nelson Marlborough
Region: Four

ASMS Staff

Sarah Dalton

Sarah Dalton

Executive Director

Industrial Officers

Steve Hurring

Steve Hurring

Senior Industrial Officer

Northern Team Lead

Georgia Choveaux

Georgia Choveaux

Industrial Officer

Northern Team

Tanja Bristow

Tanja Bristow

Industrial Officer

Northern Team

George Collins

George Collins

Industrial Officer

Northern Team

Jenny Chapman

Jenny Chapman

Industrial Officer

Northern Team

Lloyd Woods

Lloyd Woods

Senior Industrial Officer

 Southern Team Lead

Ian Weir-Smith

Ian Weir-Smith

Senior Industrial Officer

Southern Team

Kris Smith

Kris Smith

Industrial Officer

Southern Team

David Kettley

David Kettley

Industrial Officer

Southern Team

Henry Stubbs

Henry Stubbs

Senior Industrial Officer

Medico-Legal

Policy & Research

Charlotte Chambers

Charlotte Chambers

Director of Policy & Research

Lyndon Keene

Lyndon Keene

Policy & Research Advisor

Mary Harvey

Mary Harvey

Policy Advisor

Harriet Wild

Harriet Wild

Policy & Campaigns Researcher

Communications

Andrew Chick

Andrew Chick

Senior Communications/Campaigns Advisor

Support

Sharlene Lawrence

Sharlene Lawrence

Manager Support Services

Vanessa Wratt

Vanessa Wratt

Finance & Technical Support

Cassey van Riel

Cassey van Riel

Support Services Administrator

Saasha Manson

Saasha Manson

Membership Officer

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Georgia Choveaux

Georgia Choveaux

Northland, Waitemata
Georgia Choveaux
Tanja Bristow

Tanja Bristow

Counties Manukau, Waitemata
Tanja Bristow
George Collins

George Collins

Auckland
George Collins
Jenny Chapman

Jenny Chapman

Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Lakes
Jenny Chapman
Ian Weir-Smith

Ian Weir-Smith

Wairarapa, Hutt Valley, Capital & Coast
Ian Weir-Smith
Kris Smith

Kris Smith

Canterbury, South Canterbury, West Coast, Southern
Kris Smith
David Kettley

David Kettley

Whanganui, Mid Central, Nelson Marlborough, Canterbury
David Kettley
Lloyd Woods

Lloyd Woods

Tairawhiti, Taranaki, Hawkes Bay,
Lloyd Woods
Steve Hurring

Steve Hurring

Industrial Team Lead
Steve Hurring

ASMS Branch Representatives

BRANCH PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT
Northland Erna Meyer Anand Gangji
Waitematā 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
Tauranga Deborah Moore Vacant
Whakatane Sumeshni Jairam Nigel Giles
Rotorua & Taupō Vacant Maha Naguib
Tairāwhiti William Weiderman Carol Chan
Taranaki Vacant Ricardo Jurawan
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