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.

Peter Tynan

Interim Chief Executive 

Peter has a broad range of experience in several senior management roles, including five years as the Chief Executive of Southern Cross Healthcare, New Zealand’s largest private health funder. His career includes time working in the financial services, tourism and travel, and local government sectors. Peter joined the College on a short-term basis to lead the College while the Board appoints a permanent Chief Executive

Contact Peter 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

Tina-Mareta Nation 

Head of People, Culture and Capability

Tina has a wealth of experience in many roles and different organisations including across the Health and Education sectors. She brings a passion for achieving results, creating high performance cultures and developing people capability. Tina is responsible for the functions of Human Resources, Health, Safety and Wellbeing, Contract Management and College Office Management. 

Contact Tina by email

Lynne Hayman



Head of Risk, Finance and I.T

Lynne is a Chartered Accountant by profession and has over 15 years of experience as a Corporate Executive across multiple industries. Lynne manages the College Finance and ICT teams whilst actively managing risk. 

Contact Lynne 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

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