The role of the Alliance Leadership Team (ALT) is to establish CCN’s overarching objectives and areas of focus.

Guided by an independent Chairperson, ALT is made up of clinical leaders, consumers, community leaders, health managers and experts from across the Canterbury health system and beyond.

This range of skill and experience is needed in order to achieve joint decision-making in the boardroom and lead initiatives outside of the boardroom.

ALT maintains oversight of CCN activity – providing direction through the work planning process and monitoring activity through quarterly reports. Members can request updates on specific pieces of work from any of the groups or the programme team.

ALT normally meets monthly and is governed by a Charter of Alliance Principles.  

Dr Don Elder
Independent Chair
Simon Church
Allied Health Perspective (Deputy Chair)
Māori Perspective
Emma Jeffery
Consumer Perspective
Tracey Maisey
Canterbury DHB Planning & Funding Perspective
Dr Lorna Martin
PHO Rural Leadership & General Practice Perspectives
Prof Les Toop
PHO Leadership & General Practice Perspectives
Dr Angus Chambers
PHO Urban Leadership Perspective
Community Nursing Perspective
Karaitiana Tickell
NGO/community leadership perspective
Sandy Clemett
Secondary/Tertiary Care Perspective
Kiki Maoate
Secondary/Tertiary Care Perspective
Michael McIlhone
Primary Care Nursing Perspective
Violet Clapham
Midwifery Perspective