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.

Helen Morgan-Banda

Chief Executive Officer
Helen was appointed as CEO in October 2012. Her previous roles include head of corporate affairs for ANZ, director of marketing and communications at Victoria University, and strategic communications manager in the Office of the Prime Minister.

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Kate Wang 

General Manager, Quality

Kate trained as doctor in Manchura, China and has more than 20 years’ experience working in the health sector, with a career that includes a range of clinical, corporate and governance roles. Before joining the College Kate spent time as the executive director of clinical services at Wellington Free Ambulance, director of corporate services for Mary Potter Hospice, and surgical services manager of Otago DHB.

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Katie Mathison 

General Manager, Membership Services

Fellow and president of the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand, Katie brings 20 years’ experience in non-government and government sector public relations to her role as head of membership services.  

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Joe Grayland

General Manager, Learning

Joe has lifelong interest in learning and development.  His previous roles were with Master Plumber, Gasfitters and Drainlayers NZ Inc, director of professional development at the NZ Institute of Financial Advisers and the NZ Institute of Accountants, director of liberal studies at Boston Architectural College and education manager at the NZ Institute of Architects.

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Terina Moke

Tumuaki Māori

With experience in Te Puni Kōkiri - Ministry of Māori Development and time as CEO of Te Ohu Rata o Aotearoa (Te ORA) - Māori Medical Practitioners Association, Terina has her roots firmly planted in health and Māori heritage. 

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Kelvin Wong

General Manager, Corporate Services

Kelvin has significant experience in senior corporate services roles including experience with a membership organisation, a venues company and a major bank.

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Michael Thorn

Manager, Strategic Policy

Michael joined the College in 2014, having previously worked for the Medical Council of New Zealand, the Health and Disability Commissioner and in a public health unit.

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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.

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