The Alliance Support Team (AST) provides advice and guidance on the priority and resourcing of changes that have been recommended by the Service Level Alliances, Workstreams and Service Development Groups and support connection across the alliance and wider system.

This includes advising on resource requirements for the service designs/redesigns recommended by these groups and monitoring. AST is involved with the overarching annual planning as well as the two-yearly worklplans for each Service Level Alliance and Workstream.

This group includes people who are responsible for funding health and wellbeing services for the Canterbury population (i.e., CDHB Planning and Funding, Pegasus Health, Waitaha Primary Health, Christchurch PHO, Canterbury Community Pharmacy Group), secondary services and members of the CCN Programme Office.

AST members attend ALT meetings and participate in discussions, providing advice and guidance as required.

Key contact

Kim Sinclair-Morris


Jane cartwright 

Jane has many roles within CCN, including Chair of the Alliance Support Team and Facilitator of the Māori Caucus. Jane acts as an Independent Chair for groups as required(currently RHWS).

vince barry 
Pegasus Health CEO

Bio coming soon.

laila cooper 
Christchurch PHO CEO

Bio coming soon.

bill eschenbach 
Waitaha Primary Health CEO

Bio coming soon.

kathy o'neill 
Canterbury District Health Board

Kathy leads the Disability and Primary Care Team within Planning and Funding at Canterbury DHB.

Greg Hamilton
Canterbury District Health Board

Dan for the provision of specialist mental health services, both at Hillmorton and Princess Margaret Hospitals and in a range of community settings.

Aarti Patel
Canterbury Community Pharmacy Group

Aarti is the General Manager of Canterbury Community Pharmacy Group (CCPG) which aims to promote the community pharmacist as the medicines expert in the primary health care.

Kim Sinclair-Morris
CCN Executive Director

Kim joined CCN as the Executive Director in 2013. She oversees the work of the Programme Team, ensuring the direction and strategic implementation agreed with ALT is achieved.

Linda Wensley
CCN Programme Manager

Linda works closely with CCN facilitators to manage work plans and quarterly reporting. She also leads improvement and change for CCN activity, particularly in relation to these functions.