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.

Helen Morgan-Banda

Chief Executive Officer

Helen was appointed as CEO in October 2012. Her previous roles include head of corporate affairs for ANZ, director of marketing and communications at Victoria University, and strategic communications manager in the Office of the Prime Minister.

Contact Helen by email

Katie Mathison 

General Manager, Membership Services

Fellow and president of the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand, Katie brings 20 years’ experience in non-government and government sector public relations to her role as head of membership services.  

Contact Katie by email

Keriata Stuart

Tumuaki Māori

Keriata’s long experience in Māori health includes policy and strategy leadership in government and NGOs, workforce development and training, research and publications, and senior Māori health governance roles.

Contact Keriata by email

Terina Moke

General Manager, Learning

With experience in Te Puni Kōkiri - Ministry of Māori Development and time as CEO of Te Ohu Rata o Aotearoa (Te ORA) - Māori Medical Practitioners Association, Terina has her roots firmly planted in health and Māori heritage. 

Contact Terina by email

Kate Wang 

General Manager, Quality

Kate trained as doctor in Manchuria, China and has more than 20 years’ experience working in the health sector, with a career that includes a range of clinical, corporate and governance roles. Before joining the College Kate spent time as the executive director of clinical services at Wellington Free Ambulance, director of corporate services for Mary Potter Hospice, and surgical services manager of Otago DHB.

Contact Kate by email

Michael Thorn

General Manager, Strategic Policy

Michael joined the College in 2014, having previously worked for the Medical Council of New Zealand, the Health and Disability Commissioner and in a public health unit.

Contact Michael by email

Peter Davies 

General Manager, Corporate Services

Peter brings significant financial management experience to the College, having worked across a variety of sectors, including technology, banking, not-for-profit, and the public sector. Before taking on the role of GM – Corporate Services, Peter was the Chief Financial Officer at NEC New Zealand Ltd

Contact Peter by email

Dr Richard Medlicott

Medical Director

 Richard is a GP from Island Bay, Wellington and joined the College as Medical Director in 2016. He has a keen interest in health IT, health governance and extreme sports.

Contact Richard by email