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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DHB Employment Conditions


ASMS is a registered union that advises and represents members in respect of their employment agreements. It has negotiated collective employment agreements with all public hospitals and some with other employers. Where there is no collective agreement, the Association will advise members when they negotiate their own individual employment agreements.

According to our membership rules we may represent any doctor that is salaried and who requires an annual practising certificate to perform their salaried job, apart from those who work in universities, or government departments (excluding ACC).

The ASMS DHB MECA sets out the terms and conditions for working as a specialist in New Zealand’s public hospitals.

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Industrial Officer contact information

If you have any other queries about an aspect of your employment, please contact us on +64 4 499 1271 or email to be put in touch with your industrial officer.

Georgia Choveaux, Industrial Officer 

Northland, Waitemata

Tanja Bristow, Industrial Officer

Counties Manukau, Waitemata

George Collins, Industrial Officer 


Jenny Chapman, Industrial Officer

Bay of Plenty, Waikato

Ian Weir-Smith, Industrial Officer 

Wairarapa, Hutt Valley, Capital & Coast

David Kettley, Industrial Officer 

Nelson Marlborough, Canterbury (Medicine, ED and Radiology), Whanganui, Mid Central

Kris Smith, Industrial Officer

Canterbury (Surgery, ICU and O&G) Hillmorton, Ashburton, South Canterbury, West Coast, Southern, Princess Margaret

Lloyd Woods, Senior Industrial Officer 

Tairawhiti, Taranaki, Hawkes Bay, Non-DHB

Henry Stubbs – Senior Industrial Officer 

Lakes, Medico-Legal issues

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