Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced the appointed members of the Lakes District Health Board.

They are returning chairman Deryck Shaw along with Ana Morrison, Warren Webber and Stuart Burns.

They join the seven elected members - Lyall Thurston (deputy chairman), Merepeka Raukawa-Tait, Johan Morreau, Christine Rankin, Rob Vigor-Brown, Desmond Epp and Janine Horton.

A total of 76 appointments have been made around the country, including 38 new appointments. Twelve chairpersons are continuing in their roles while seven boards have new chairpersons. A total of nine members have been cross-appointed.


"DHBs are on the frontline delivering $12.2 billion in important health services to their local communities," said Dr Coleman.

"Having the right people governing our DHBs is vital to ensuring New Zealanders around the country have access to the health services they need.

"The newly appointed DHB members and chairs have a wide range of skills and breadth of experience, and will make a valuable contribution.

"I would also like to take this opportunity to thank outgoing board members for their dedication and service."

"The Government is continuing its drive for greater regional collaboration in the planning and delivery of health services."

The new boards will start on Monday.