Role of the Board

Health Hawke’s Bay Board sets the strategic direction of Health Hawke’s Bay, establishes the overall policy framework within which the business of Health Hawke’s Bay is conducted, provides effective oversight of the activities carried out by management, and protects shareholders’ interests.

The Board’s focus is to ensure the overarching goals of the organisation are met and equitable health services are provided to the community of Health Hawke’s Bay by the Primary Health Organisation (PHO). 

Board of Directors

Dr Darran Lowes

Director; Board Chair; Board Health and Safety representative
Dr. Darran Lowes is a general practitioner and practice owner at Taradale Medical Centre. He was appointed to the Health Hawke’s Bay board in 2020 and sits on the Clinical Advisory and Governance committee. He is also a Faculty Member of the Hawke’s Bay chapter of the Royal NZ College of GPs. He hopes to see the relationships between the PHO and primary care continue to grow, building upon the agility shown during the response to COVID-19. When he isn’t at work he can be found baking bread or working towards his private pilot’s license at the Hawke’s Bay and East Coast Aero Club

Jonathan Bell


Hailing from Central Otago, Jonathan has had a varied career over the past 40 years holding senior management roles in a number of different industries including marketing, banking, Finance & Credit and the Not-for-Profit Sector.

Married to Deb, they have two adult children, both residing in Hawkes Bay and have lived here for the past 25 years. Jonathan has a passion for his community in particular improving opportunities for our Rangatahi through better health services and education.

Jonathan hopes to bring his broad commercial and business experience to the Board of Health Hawkes Bay, along with a good knowledge of the community through his recent role as General Manager of Eastern & Central Community Trust.

Ana Apatu

Director; Deputy Board Chair

I am currently employed as Chief Executive Wharariki Trust and hold a number of governance roles. I whakapapa to Ngāti Kahungunu. I have worked for a number of years in the area of population health, including co-managing a Primary Health Organisation for Ngāti Toa. I am passionate about setting a strategic vision that will empower communities and whānau to self-determine their health care needs and how these needs will be met.

David Clapperton


Born and bred in Hastings I bring 30 years of public and private sector experience to the Board of Health Hawke’s Bay.

Recognised as a high-performing leader, currently employed as Chief Executive, Eastern and Central Community Trust (ECCT).

Successful in achieving significant community and business objectives through effectively communicating, facilitating conversations, and developing partnerships.

Strategic public and private sector leader recognised for developing strategy and achieving outstanding results in profit, growth, partnerships, and business development. Capable of navigating governance and management through complex issues by applying integrated strategic planning, business development, and relationship-building approach.

My governance style is about creating deliberately challenging results.

Experienced business development leader with demonstrable results through developing innovative ideas and developing partnerships with key business decision-makers.

Strategic financial management skills in budgeting and cost management, financial planning and analysis, strategic planning, profit and loss, and balance sheet analysis.

My partner, Catherine, and I live in Paki Paki, Hastings with our 14-year-old daughter.

Adri Isbister


An experienced board director and senior executive, Adri has contributed to the corporate, health and disability sector for over 25 years. She holds to the vision that primary health care is accessible and equitable to all New Zealanders. Adri recently returned to Hawke’s Bay after finishing her role as a Deputy Director General (Disability) in the Ministry of Health.  Adri’s career as a CEO has provided extensive experience in the management of large budgets, projects, acquisitions, and business growth.  A community person, Adri is particularly interested in continuing to add value to the Hawke’s Bay community, strategically plan best outcomes, grow business and develop people.

A member of the Institute of Directors, Adri has held many governance roles over the last three decades.  From sporting entities, NGOs, corporates, health and disability, and in particular the primary health care sector.

Adri holds various qualifications, the recipient of several business excellence awards, particularly an executive MBA (Massey University).

Adri strives to the belief that leadership is influential, a privilege, and can inspire people to perform to their greatest possibilities and to work to the highest standards with accountability and integrity.

I am inspired daily by the innovations of the communities we serve, my family, my children, and my grandchildren.

Di Koti


He Ngāti Porou, he Te Whānau ā Apanui, he Ngaati Maniapoto, he Waikato/Tainui hoki awau. Ko taku wāhi tipu, ko taku kaenga rua, ka noho ki roto i a Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga. Ko Diane Koti taku ingoa, mauri ora.

I am of the East Coast and Waikato regions but I was born, raised, schooled, and currently reside in Hastings, Hawkes Bay. My health career began in 2007 with my primary interest areas being Māori health and mental health. I am currently seconded to Te Aka Whai Ora – Māori Health Authority to assist with the establishment of the Oranga Hinengaro arm of the organisation and my substantive role is the National Manager Kaupapa Māori Practice with Corrections. I look forward to being a part of Health Hawkes Bays’ drive for equitable hauora outcomes and overall wellbeing for our communities

Hine Flood


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