NZBS Board Members

David Chamberlain - Board Chairman

David Chamberlain

David is a Principal at Melville Jessup Weaver (MJW), a leading firm of consulting actuaries in New Zealand. Prior to MJW, David was Head of Insurance at Kiwibank where he led the transformation and expansion of Kiwi Insurance Limited.  He has over 25 years commercial experience in the financial services sector and has experience both as an Executive and as a Director.

Prior to joining Kiwibank in 2010, David worked as an independent consulting actuary for over 10 years.  He has been an NZBS Board Member for 7 years, taking over the Board Chairman role in August 2011.  As a consultant, David has advised a wide variety of clients on a wide variety of topics from strategy and investment through to financial compliance.

David has a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University in Sydney, is a Fellow of the New Zealand Society of Actuaries, Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors.  He is currently also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand.

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Dr Bartrum Baker

Bartrum Baker

Bartrum is a Consultant Haemotologist and Clinical Director of the Regional Cancer Treatment Service at Palmerston North Hospital. He is an active and experienced committee member with groups including Leukaemia and Blood Foundation Medical, NZ Leukaemia Study Group and Scientific Committee and NZ Bone Marrow Transplant Study Group.

Bartrum is a member of the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand and the American Society of Hematology, and is registered with the New Zealand Medical Council as a specialist in Internal Medicine and in Pathology (Haematology).

Bartrum has a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with distinction from the University of Otago, is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia and of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Cathryn Lancaster

Cathryn Lancaster

Cathryn is the General Manager of McKesson Australia and New Zealand. She is a director, senior manager and consultant, with experience in the commercial, public and healthcare sectors. Cathryn has significant experience in governance, including an elected three term Director of the New Zealand Health IT Cluster. She is also a trustee of the Rangi Ruru Girls School Foundation Trust. Cathryn has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Otago, is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors and an associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Fiona Pimm

Fiona Pimm

Fiona is an independent consultant and director with over thirty years’ experience in the health sector and extensive governance experience. Fiona was previously General Manager of Primary & Community Services and Māori Health at South Canterbury District Health Board.

Fiona has a PG Diploma in Public Health and MBA from Massey University. She is on the NZ Medical Council Advisory and Health & Disability Commission Consumer Advisory committees and is a member of the Institute of Directors.

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