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Fiona Pimm
MBA (Massey), PGDipPH (Otago), DipAppSci - Nuclear Medicine (RMIT)


Fiona affiliates to Ngai Tahu iwi with whakapapa links across the Ngai Tahu rohe, though she identifies Arowhenua as her whanau home.

Fiona is a Management Consultant and Director with extensive experience in governance roles in the health sector, government agencies, community NGO, local iwi and runanga. She is currently of the Board of an iwi development organisation, several health education and workforce training organisations, and the NZ Parole Board.

Darryn Russell


He Pahihi ahau o te riu o te waka Araiteuru,
Ko taku whare kura, a Tamataea,
Ko tōku kao whenua, ko Horopapera, ki Te Rauone tae atu ki Pipikaretu.

Darryn is Ngāi Tahu, and a member of Ōtākou Rūnanga. His experience includes directorships on commercial, non-commercial, philanthropic and community organisations as well as having held ministerial appointments to national committees.

Since 2011, Darryn has held the role of Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori at the University of Canterbury with responsibility for developing and maintaining University Treaty based relationships with Iwi and Māori providers; and coordinating and implementing the Strategy for Māori Development at the University of Canterbury.

Tim Keenan
BCM (Lincoln), CA
Deputy Chair, Chair Finance & Audit Committee

2013 - Present

Tim is a commercial advisor and independent director to Canterbury businesses.  He commenced his career with Price Waterhouse and spent twenty years as a partner with Grant Thornton in their Advisory team.  He is currently an owner of an independent advisory firm based in Christchurch.

John Hudson
2013 - Present

Dr John Hudson is currently a principal in general practice at the North Avon Medical Centre and is a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. He has been a director of the After Hours Surgery, was a founding director of the Pegasus Health Independent Practitioner Association and is currently involved in various groups associated with the Canterbury Initiative. He has received the Pegasus Group Award for outstanding contribution to general practice.

Dr Cathy Andrew
RN, PhD, MA(Hons), BA
2013 - Present

Dr Catherine Andrew is Head of Nursing and Allied Health at ARA Institute of Canterbury (ARA) and Director of Nursing at the University of Canterbury, School of Health Sciences. She has extensive experience as a nurse in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and as a nurse educator and manager at ARA. She holds a PhD in Nursing from the University of Newcastle.  Catherine does consultancy work for a number of nursing education providers nationally and is an auditor for the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

Murray Compton
B.Com, C.A., C.M.C., F.N.Z.I.M., A.C.I.S.
1988 - Present

A Chartered Accountant, Murray specialises in consulting to the tourism industry. He was a partner in Ernst & Young and its merging firms for 25 years, was Director of the firm's national management consulting activities for seven years and established Ernst & Young's tourism consulting practice. In 1995, Murray retired from Ernst & Young and set up M R Compton & Associates Limited to specialise in consulting to the international accommodation sector. A Past President of the Rotary Club of Riccarton, Murray is the Immediate Past District Governor.
Murray was Chair of the Nurse Maude Board for a total of 20 years between 1993 and 2015.

Jane Cartwright
BSc, PGDipSci, NZRD, MBA (Otago), CMInstD
Deputy Chair & Chair, Clinical Quality & Risk Committee

2007 - Present

Jane has held executive and senior roles in the health system and local government leading developments in community, mental and public health. She is a registered dietitian and has substantial governance and operational experience.

Currently Jane is in a leadership role for the NZ Breastfeeding Alliance and Canterbury Clinical Network.  She chairs the Board of Brackenridge Estate, is a Council member on the ARA Institute of Canterbury and a Trustee of the Ara Foundation.  Jane is a member of the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal, Chartered Member of the NZ Institute of Directors and Associate Fellow of the NZ Institute of Management.

David Lang
2008 - Present

David has been a partner in the law firm of Saunders & Co since 1989 working principally in the commercial and property law fields. He is a member of a NZ Law Society Standards Committee and a Trustee of the Champion Centre.

Mark Marshall
Grad Dip App Mgt
2010 - Present

Mark has worked for 25 years in the ICT industry and is currently the ICT Director of ARA Institute of Canterbury, the South Islands largest ITP. Mark holds a post graduate qualification in Applied Management.