Jane Cartwright


Jane Cartwright was appointed to the Brackenridge Services Ltd Board as Chair in 2013.  She holds a Bachelor of Science, a Post Graduate Diploma in Science (Human Nutrition) and an MBA from the University of Otago, and holds NZ Dietetic Registration.

Her current directorships, trustee and committee member responsibilities include:

  • Ara Institute of Canterbury Council - Member
  • Ara Foundation – (Ara Council appointee)
  • Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal - Member
  • NZ Institute of Directors - Chartered Member
  • NZ Institute of Management and Leadership - Associate Fellow
  • Nurse Maude Association – Deputy Chair and Chair Clinical, Quality and Risk Committee

Currently Jane is in a leadership role for the NZ Breastfeeding Alliance and Canterbury Clinical Network. She has substantial governance and operational experience and held executive and senior roles in the health system and local government leading developments in community, mental and public health.

Paula Rose

Paula Rose was appointed to the Board in 2016. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Post Graduate Diploma in Management.

Her background is in senior leadership roles in the public sector and governance positions with a particular focus on safety. Her current roles include:

  • Audiological Complaints Committee - Member
  • Broadcasting Standards Authority - Member
  • New Zealand Parole Board - Member
  • Online Media Standards Authority Complaints Committee - Member
  • St John Regional Trust Board - Member
  • WorkSafe New Zealand- Board Member

Kath Fox

Kath Fox has held a range of senior executive and governance positions in the public, non-government and voluntary sectors in New Zealand.

Kath has been involved in health, education and the wider social service sector in areas including strategy, organisational development, workforce development, clinical training, aged care, special education, Māori development, mental health and disability support, health service management, policy, funding and research. Kath has extensive experience in health sector leadership and management, in national advisory groups, and has held many governance roles, including Ministerial appointments, in the health sector. 

Kath brings to Brackenridge wide ranging governance, strategic and executive leadership experience, and a long commitment to working with organisations that promote strengths - based practice and support people to reach their potential.  Her academic qualifications include a Master in Business Administration (Hons), Diploma in Health Administration, and post graduate qualifications in social sciences.

Steve Wakefield

Steve Wakefield was appointed to the Brackenridge Estate Ltd Board in August 2017. Steve holds a Bachelor of Commerce and has recently taken an early retirement from the Deloitte partnership to focus on directorship and governance roles. At Deloitte, Steve was the leader of the local consulting practice, and has a wide-ranging experience in many areas of accounting, auditing, information technology, and risk assurance.

Steve is committed to the needs of our communities and has a good understanding of the challenges faced by the people Brackenridge support. With a strong focus on the values of Brackenridge, Steve’s extensive experience in a range of community groups and government bodies brings a blend of specialised skills in strategic thinking, risk management and commercial development and leadership.

In 2011, Steve was awarded a Fellowship of the New Zealand Institute of Accountants, and in December 2012 was recognised as the New Zealand Chartered Accountant of the Year.


Kate Lopez

Kate Lopez is a Registered Nurse who has been working in different roles across the health system for the past twenty-one years, many of which have been in community settings and residential services. Kate has held a nursing leadership role with the CDHB since 2012, and since 2013 has been a member of the Canterbury Clinical Network (CCN) Alliance Leadership Team.

Current roles include as Relationship Manager (NZ) for the Health Roundtable, an Australasian not-for-profit organisation supporting health service improvement, as well as a continued nursing leadership role within the CDHB and CCN, and as Chair for the Ministry of Health Palliative Care Advisory Panel. Kate holds an MBA and Post Grad Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing), and is passionate about supporting people to live well.