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Chief Executive


Central Otago Health Services Ltd


  • A leader in innovative integrated rural health services
  • Diverse and fast growing rural and urban communities
  • Central Otago


This is an opportunity to further a highly reputable rural health service that is a recognised as a benchmark and leader for the sector nationally. The current health reforms create a stimulating platform for innovation.


Central Otago Health Services Ltd (COHSL) is a community owned not-for-profit organisation providing integrated health services out of Dunstan Hospital to the wider Central Otago and Wanaka communities.  COHSL provides secondary, allied health and district nursing services to approximately 35,000 people across the region.  Planning and investing in the technology, facilities, services and people, and partnering with other providers to deliver to the needs of the rapidly growing population is the priority.


Reporting to the Board, the CEO will lead the development of the strategy and delivery of the vision to be the lead provider and educator of rural healthcare for the community.  The CEO is responsible for the strategic development, management and leadership of the service, and will further develop an integrated and sustainable rural health service that is patient focused, innovative and provides quality clinical care.  


The furthering of relationships with a diverse range of key stakeholders both locally and nationally is key to success in this role.


Applicants will demonstrate the following:


  • A passion for leading and developing innovative rural-based healthcare services.
  • Proven expertise in relationship building and partnering with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a high performance team culture to deliver quality outcomes.
  • Proven ability to identify, assess and develop new initiatives and revenue streams.
  • Commercially astute with an innovative, big picture, future focused outlook.
  • A genuine affinity for the Central Otago region and its communities.




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Confidential enquiries can be made to Graham Ewing or Lynell Bell of EQI Global on +64 3 377 7793 or email at search@eqiglobal.com


Applications for this role should include a cover letter and resume. All applications will be acknowledged via email.


Closing date for applications is Wednesday 22 February 2023.

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