Chief Executive Office


Nick Saville-Wood was appointed Chief Executive at Lakes District Health Board, Rotorua and Taupo hospitals in May, after being seconded to the role from the start of 2019.

The Personal Assistant to the CE is Theresa Fraser. Theresa  can be contacted on extn 7982.

Beryl Erenora Harris is Board Secretariat, providing full administrative services to the Board and the Advisory Committees. Beryl Harris can be contacted on extn 7822.


Official Information Act requests

Lakes DHB is subject to the Official Information Act. Click here for information from the Ombudsman for requesters.

Click here to see Lakes DHB OIA statistics for 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017.
Click here to see Lakes DHB OIA statistics for 1 July to 31 December 2017.
Click here to see Lakes DHB OIA statistics for 1 January 2018 to 30 June 2018.
Click here to see Lakes DHB OIA statistics for 1 July 2018 to 31 December 2018


Lakes DHB began publishing responses to requests made under the Official Information Act in July 2018. Click here to see Lakes DHB's responses.


Communications Team

The Communications Officer Sue Wilkie and the Assistant Communications Officer are part of the CE Office.

Sue Wilkie can be contacted on extn 7944 or mb 027 242 3652. Assistant Communications Officer Shan Tapsell can be contacted on extn 8491.


Lakes DHB media enquiries


All media enquiries relating to our hospitals at Rotorua and Taupo and community services must be made through the communications team. This includes requests for patient condition updates, staff and patient interviews, and photography or filming.

Contact the communications team by email
or with non-urgent enquiries.


After hours and urgent enquiries

For urgent enquiries contact:
Sue Wilkie, Communications Officer
DDI: 07349 7944 or Mb: 027 242 3652

Patient condition requests can be made after hours, on weekends and on public holidays directly to the duty manager at Rotorua Hospital on 07 348 1199.



More about communication services @ Lakes DHB


Please click here for more information on the services provided by the Communications team.