Wairarapa District Health Board boss Tracey Adamson is to step down in January next year and will not be applying for the joint Wairarapa and Hutt Valley DHBs chief executive role.
Ms Adamson has been chief executive of Wairarapa DHB for three-and-a-half years.
DHB chairman Bob Francis says Ms Adamson has led a significant programme of change and quality improvement in Wairarapa DHB.
"She built a strong team that has effectively implemented our strategy of working closer with our neighbouring DHBs, both locally and regionally.
"Tracey's commitment to clinical leadership and her ability to identify and address issues means she has represented the Wairarapa well in the Central region and on the national stage," Mr Francis says.
Ms Adamson says her decision not to apply for the joint chief executive role was for personal reasons.
"I remain fully committed to the direction we have set for the DHB and I will spend the next few months working with our staff and our neighbouring DHBs to grasp the exciting opportunities the coming changes will bring," she says.
"Wairarapa has valuable experience to offer our neighbours. Our track record in managing services efficiently and meeting our health targets is enviable.
"The integrated way in which community and hospital-based services have been working together in the last three years through the Tihei Wairarapa programme is a model to be proud of."
- Wairarapa News