Chief Executive – Tumu Whakarae – National Hauora Coalition

National Hauora Coalition

  • Full Time
  • Auckland
  • Senior Executive position.
  • Significant strategic management expertise.
  • Reconfigure and enhance the current organisation to be aligned with new Health reforms.

Knowledge and experience of the NZ Health Sector in a senior capacity – opportunity to design and lead kaupapa of a market leader in alignment with the new health reforms.

Ko wai mātou – Who we are

The National Hauora Coalition (NHC) is a Māori owned organisation that exists to deliver better health and social outcomes for whānau. NHC uses innovative strategies and deliver programmes that give effect to the shared transformative kaupapa of mana whānau, whānau ora, and prosperous whānau living well.

NHC is a social impact investor that operates clinical/social interventions/programmes across various localities, in metropolitan, regional, provincial, and national settings. A leader in the health sector they have built a reputation as thought leaders and advocates for all Māori through mana whānau, whānau ora kaupapa and in the use of science and engineering design principles to develop social technologies – whānau ora outcome frameworks, commissioning arrangements; measurement tools.

With the latest health reforms, NHC will continue to lead the sector and be stewards of an enhanced kaupapa that benefits whānau in an ever-changing environment.

Te āhua o Te Tūrunga – The nature of the position

The intent of the Chief Executive in this new world is to provide executive oversight, vision, leadership, and line accountability in alignment with the new health reforms and the formation of Māori Health Authority (MHA) and Health NZ (HNZ).

This role is a unique opportunity for you to effectively navigate uncharted waters and shepherd in a new era of opportunity for Māori whānau as you positively lead the largest Māori Health provider into a new era. Naturally, you will need to be agile, adept and focused on repositioning NHC from one operating model to the next.

As a proven leader, you will embrace new opportunities as they appear out of the health reforms to enable NHC to continue to deliver a full range of health and social services across Aotearoa, whilst ensuring whānau centred kaupapa is at the heart, and the focus is firmly centred on ensuring whānau voices and aspirations are heard.

Efficiently and effectively managing NHC business operations and future strategic goals, you will be delivering whānau centric models to enable organisation growth and prosperity.

Furthermore, you will maintain strategic oversight of the financial viability across the organisations activities, driving sustainable development and long-term success.

You will have the ability to design and implement business plans and strategies that bring to life the strategic objectives as set by the board, that naturally flow down into organisational plans, easily understood by others, tikanga values driven, and support the delivery of services and plans that impact whānau now and in the future.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, you will lead and figurehead the kaupapa and organisation with passion, charisma, mana, and humility; leading and developing a culture of high performance where people are engaged, enabled, and enthused to do their best, every day. You will have a reputation as a ‘connector of people’ feeling comfortable networking with others and organisations to strengthen NHC’s position across the health system as a leader in its field.

Ensuring appropriate financial and accounting internal controls are employed to execute financial competency within financial delegations, you will lead a system that ensures services and resources are designed and delivered to meet reform aspirations. Your role will call for you to provide specialist advice and guidance to the Board through your ability to analyse complex information with a thorough understanding of relevant legislation and data analytics.

You will take responsibility for ensuring tikanga is honoured, respected, and practiced as an intrinsic element across every area of the business.

Ngā tino Pūkenga/Wheako – Essential skills/experiences for the role

We are seeking an experienced organisational leader who has led organisations in dynamic contexts, an experienced professional who has aligned an organisation alongside the board and its context and has had previous experience influencing other senior leaders.

Skills knowledge and experience required for application will include;

  • A comprehensive knowledge of current models of care, research, and practice within the health sector.
  • Proven track record of enabling and implementing sustainable, transformational change through dynamic, visible and creative leadership.
  • Significant strategic planning, integration, and performance management.
  • Clear understanding of the complexities of sound corporate management and governance and extensive experience working with a Board.
  • Extensive leadership and management experience in complex organisations with a large, distributed multidisciplinary workforce.
  • Hands on leadership management, judgement, communication, and relationship management skills.
  • Comprehensive experience managing commercial interests of an organisation, with expertise in the development and maintenance of key funding relationships.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles and frameworks, particularly as they apply in healthcare and skilled in the past establishment of building strategic level relationships with hapū and iwi. Knowledge of te reo me ōna tikanga and the confidence to ‘stand tall’ in your whakapapa.
  • Skilled in shaping and influencing work force change, process improvement and development.
  • A proven track record of managing and leveraging organisational information and system capability and investing wisely in future innovations and technologies.
  • Skilled networker and demonstrated ability to build and retain credibility with other key leaders – both clinical and management, extensive experience working successfully with key stakeholders such as iwi, hapū, primary/community, professional bodies, media, and cross agency partners.
  • Practised financial management skills, skilled in budgetary process and budgetary management, experience in the evaluation of the financial viability of services.
  • Highly experienced, balanced outlook that lends itself to fast, pragmatic decisions and actions based on sound judgement.

Renumeration is positioned to attract a very senior skill set and calibre of applicant.

Te Tono – How to apply 

To apply, or to enquire further in confidence contact Heather Walker for a confidential conversation now on (09) 632 1108 or email your up-dated CV and covering letter through to

Applications close: Monday 16th May 2022 at 5.00pm.


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