6 Oct 2010

Board chair latest departure from Wellington DHB

8:05 pm on 6 October 2010

The Government-appointed chairman of Wellington's embattled Capital and Coast District Health Board has announced his job is finished and he is leaving the board.

The departure of Sir John Anderson means three top managers have left or intend to leave the board in coming months.

Sir John is a senior businessman and a sports leader with a reputation as a "Mr Fix-it".

He was brought in to rescue Capital and Coast DHB three years ago and is the Commissioner at Hawke's Bay DHB.

On Tuesday he was named as the statutory manager of two firms owned by IHC.

Sir John told the Capital and Coast DHB on Wednesday his role has finished and he has informed Health Minister Tony Ryall that he is not available for re-appointment after the DHB elections.

He said the board faced major issues, but had turned the corner.

The board's former chief executive Ken Whelan left recently, while acting chief executive Shaun Drummond will leave in January next year.