Nick Saville-Wood was announced as the new chief executive of the Lakes District Health Board this month. He'd been acting chief after Ron Dunham retired at the end of 2018. Saville-Wood was a "popular choice" according to colleagues in managerial roles, but the year to date has been a baptism of fire with back-to-back strikes. Unlike his predecessor, who entered the health sector as a nurse, Saville-Wood joined the DHB as a management accountant. He was later promoted to corporate general manager and was chief operating officer from 2016 to 2019.
Nick Saville-Wood is rolling up his sleeves.