The senior management team is responsible for leading College staff and implementing the strategic course.  

 Meet the team

The senior management team leads College staff to achieve our strategic aims of growing the GP workforce, setting quality standards for practices, representing our members and contributing to equitable health care for all New Zealanders.

Lynne Hayman 



Chief Executive 

Lynne is a Chartered Accountant by profession and has over 15 years of experience as a Corporate Executive across multiple industries. Lynne provides governance and advice to the College on implementing our strategic intent, Te Rautaki. She manages the overall operations and resources of the College, acting as the main point of communication between the Board.

Contact Lynne by email  

Tengaruru Wi-Neera

Tūmuaki Māori

Tengaruru (Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Taranaki, Ngā Ruahine, Ngāti Ruanui) provides mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge), tertiary and adult education expertise to the delivery, monitoring and evaluation of the College’s Māori strategy. 

Contact Tengaruru by email

Lucia Bercinskas 

Head of Quality 

Lucia has a wealth of healthcare experience having worked at the Ministry of Health and in a range of private, public and non-government sector organisations, including hospitals and tertiary institutes.  She oversees the College’s quality programme – this includes Aiming for Excellence (the quality standard) and both the Foundation Standard and CORNERSTONE® programmes. Contact Lucia by email

Amanda Torr



Head of Learning

Amanda leads the learning team (who looks after our registrars), the General Practice Education Programme and our CPD programme. 

Contact Amanda by email

Karen Vaughan 



Head of Stakeholder Relations

Karen provides leadership and direction to external and internal stakeholder relationships in line with the College's strategic intent (Te Rautaki).

Contact Karen by email

Leah Pearless



Head of Corporate Services 

Leah provides leadership and oversight to the support functions of the College (Finance, HR, Contracts and Office Management).

Contact Leah by email