Meet our Executive Team

Our Senior Leadership Team is led by Chief Executive, Jim Magee, whose career has spanned the health sector. Jim was General Manager of Dunedin, Christchurch Women’s, and Christchurch Hospitals before joining Nurse Maude.

Jim is joined by a group of clinical, business, and cultural leaders who bring a strong range of skills and sector experience to lead the day-to-day operations of our dynamic business.

Jim Magee 

BA (Hons), MBA (Otago)
Chief Executive

Sue Sutherland 

GM Marketing

Linda Hill 

RNCp, MHealSc

Director of Nursing

Irihapeti Bullmore


Kaihautū Māori

Mark Nicklin

Chief Financial Officer

Simon Aitchison

BSc (Hons)
Chief Information Officer

Kim Rae

General Manager, Human Resources

Margaret Koe

MBA (Canterbury), CGMA, ACA
Financial Controller & Performance Monitoring Manager

Karen Jackson

PGDipSpecTchg, BDSocSc (Auckland)
Service Development Manager

Board Members

Here at Nurse Maude, we are privileged to be guided by a Board which combines professional business, medical and clinical expertise. Our Board meets monthly and more detailed information on our Board’s objectives and strategy, governance, and financial position are set out in our Annual Report.

David Lang


2008 – Present

About David

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 trustee of the Christchurch Cancer Foundation.  David held the position of Board Chair for the Nurse Maude Board between 2016 and 2022. 

Dr. Cathy Andrew

RN, BA, MA (Hons), PhD, ONZM

2013 – Present

About Cathy

Cathy is an Associate Professor and currently the Executive Dean in the Faculty of Health at the University of Canterbury. She has extensive experience as a nurse in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and as a nurse educator and manager. She holds a PhD in Nursing from the University of Newcastle. Cathy does consultancy work in NZ and the South Pacific for a number of nursing education providers and the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

Jane Cartwright

BSc, PGDipSci, NZRD, MBA (Otago), CMInstD

Board Chair

2007 – Present

About Jane

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.

Murray Compton

B.Com, F.C.A., C.M.C., MInstD, Q.S.M

1988 – Present

About Murray

Murray is a chartered accountant specialising in consulting to the tourism industry. He was a partner in Ernst & Young and its merging firms for 25 years, 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.

Murray served as Chair of the Nurse Maude Board from 1995 to 2015 and is currently Chair of the Foundation and Chair of the Finance & Audit Committee.

Dr John Hudson


2013 – Present

About John

Dr John Hudson has recently retired as a principal at the North Avon Medical Centre and is a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. John has been a director of the After-Hours Surgery, and was a founding director of Pegasus Health Ltd, a leading Canterbury Primary Health organisation. John has received the Pegasus Group award for outstanding contribution to General Practice.

Jane Huria


2021 – Present

About Jane

Kia ora Koutou Katoa
Ko Jane Huria Toku Ingoa
No Tūāhuriri ahau

Being Ngāi Tahu, Jane affiliates to Ngāi Tūāhuriri and is involved at her Tuahiwi Marae in North Canterbury. Jane is a Chartered Fellow of the IoD and in 2012 she was awarded a Companion of the NZ Order of Merit for her services to governance.

With a commercial background in law, insurance broking, financial markets and market research, Jane has found her diverse experience useful in her board roles over 30 years in the commercial, Crown, Iwi and not for profit sectors. Having also taught and consulted in governance throughout New Zealand and internationally, Jane is committed to the benefits of good governance and to working with excellent people with shared purpose.

Andrew Oorschot

B.Com, CA (PP), CMA

2022 – Present

About Andrew

Andrew has more than 20 years of experience as a chartered accountant advising small and large business, from launching new business through various growth phases, mergers and acquisitions, to succession and exit.

He specialises in business restructuring/turnaround and is an experienced insolvency practitioner and Licenced Insolvency Practitioner.

Andrews voluntary work includes being a board member of charitable trusts and a committee member and presenter for the Christchurch Insolvency Special Interest Group.

Hana Royal

2023 – Present

About Hana

Tēnā koutou katoa
Ko Hana Royal tāku ingoa
No Ōtautahi ahau
My name is Hana and I am a Māori GP working in Canterbury. With other hats I also sit on the Pegasus Health Charitable and Membership Boards and am currently undertaking a Masters of Medical Science.

Mark Marshall

Grad Dip App Mgt

2010 – Present

About Mark

Mark has worked for 35 years in the ICT industry and is currently Director of Digital Foundations Services at the University of Canterbury. Mark holds a post graduate qualification in Applied Management.