ProCare Health (PHO) Limited

Board of Directors

Tevita Funaki

Tevita Funaki is the CEO of West Fono Health Trust. Born in New Zealand but raised in Tonga, Tevita attended Otago University and graduated with a B.Com in 2000 and a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management from Unitec in 2007. Prior to joining West Fono Health trust as Chief Executive, Tevita was the Pacific Health Manager for ProCare Health Limited and was the National Pasifika Liaison Advisor for Massey University. As well as managing an employment consultancy and project management service company, Tevita has worked in health services.
Tevita is an active member of the Pasifika community both in Auckland and nationally. He is a strong advocate for their wellbeing. He is part of the Avondale Tongan Catholic community and the Board of Trustees’ Chairperson for St Mary’s School, Avondale. Tevita also sits in a number of government and community boards.


Dr Neil Hefford

Neil Hefford graduated from Auckland Medical School in 1985 and has been a GP in his own practice in Grey Lynn for 24 years. He is a director of ProCare Networks Ltd and chair of ProCare’s Clinical Governance Committee. His passion is achieving better integrated care and quality outcomes for our patient population through improved models of care, as well as improving GP work satisfaction and financial security.


Renee Newman

Renée Newman has worked on the North Shore as a practice nurse/practice manager for Milford Family Medical Centre since 1994. Renée was a director of ProCare Network North from inception in 2003 until the amalgamation into ProCare Networks Limited in November 2010. She is the nurse representative on the National Influenza Strategy Group, a member of the NZ College of Primary Health Care Nurses and a member of the Practice Managers and Administrators of NZ.


June McCabe

June McCabe has had a diverse career in both the public and private sectors at senior levels, including 20 years of investment and banking experience. Her past and current corporate governance experience spans public, private and not-for-profit boards in the education, finance, health, housing, television and venture capital sectors. She is currently a director on the Northland District Health Board, ProCare Networks Limited, a member of ProCare’s Audit and Risk Assurance Committee and chair of the Remuneration and Governance Committee.
June is also chair of the ProCare Charitable Foundation.


Dr Kim Bannister

Kim Bannister graduated from Auckland Medical School in 1976, and he has worked as a GP at Mairangi Medical Centre since 1982. He has been a ProCare shareholder for many years, and he was a director of ProCare Network North PHO. He has a part-time role as a primary care clinical advisor for Waitemata and Auckland DHBs, with involvement in areas such as GP recruitment and training, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, GP skin cancer surgery, health IT initiatives, and immunisation. He has previously had various roles with the Royal New Zealand College of GPs, reflected in his interest in quality and safety in health care.


Patience Te Ao

Patience Te Ao has considerable experience working within her community of Franklin and Papakura. She is a member of Te Kauhanganui o Waikato and is one of 11 executive board members of Waikato Tainui Te Arataura who has graduated from the Institute of Directors, residential directorship training programme.
She has been instrumental in providing leadership to Huakina Development Trust over the past 15 years, and she is very passionate about improving the health, education and social support for Maori within her community.
Patience is the chair of Proma Maori advisory board and a member of the clinical governance group.


Lesley Going

Lesley Going has been a board member since 2010. She is the managing director of a large GP practice in West Auckland, that she and her GP husband own. In 2009 she completed a construction project of a health centre facility to house the practice and accommodate a number of other health care providers. She has been the practice manager for 19 years and is a member of PMAANZ. She is also currently a Director of South Pacific Clinical trials Ltd. Lesley has a background in secondary school teaching and has significant involvement and leadership with community, sporting and business groups including a recent term as a lay member of the New Zealand Nurses' Council.


John Marsden

John Marsden is currently General Manager of Te Puna Hauora and is the Ngati Whatua representative on ProCare Network Limited and ProCare Maori Advisory Committee (ProMa). Matua John also holds a position on Te Runanga o Ngati Whatua. Matua John brings a combined 50 years of banking and accounting experience to the service, is skilled in tertiary teaching and has years of experience in the senior management sector. His passion is to assist and support in all aspects of decision making for Maori and other under-represented groups. He was ordained as an Anglican minister in 1999.

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