DHB appoints new chief

Waikato District Health Board has unanimously appointed a new chief executive.

Dr Nigel Murray will replace the departing Craig Climo, who announced his exit in December last year.

Climo will officially finish on July 18, and Murray will start on July 21.

Murray is due to return to New Zealand, having resigned as the chief executive and president of Canadian health organisation Fraser Health.

Prior to his Canadian stewardship he fleetingly served as chief executive of the Southland District Health Board ,and planning and development manager at the Auckland District Health Board.

In November, Canadian news website news1130 reported that British Columbia's health minister Terry Lake had ordered a review of Fraser Health to sort out its budgeting difficulties.

Waikato Times