Board and Committees

The Board and Committees section of this website provides access to information about the Canterbury DHB Board and its Statutory Advisory Committees, the Community & Public Health and Disability Support Advisory Committee (CPH&DSAC) and Hospital Advisory Committee (HAC).

About the board

In accordance with the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000, public notices detailing the date, time and venue of all meetings of the Board and its Statutory Committees are published in local newspapers. Notice is also given on this website.

General information

Meetings of the Canterbury District Health Board are held in the Board Room, Level 1, 32 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch.

Standing orders

CDHB Board Standing Orders


The Board has up to 11 members. Seven are elected and the remaining four are appointed by the Minister of Health, by notice in the Gazette. The Board serves for a term of three years.

DHB Board members are accountable to the Minister of Health (through the Chairperson of the Board), for the performance of the DHB.

Current membership

Dr John Wood (Chair)
Ta Mark Solomon (Deputy Chair)
Barry Bragg
Sally Buck
Tracey Chambers
Dr Anna Crighton
Andrew Dickerson
Jo Kane
Aaron Keown
Chris Mene
David Morrell

The term of the current Board concludes on 8 December 2019, with the newly elected / appointed Board taking office on 9 December 2019.

Board meetings

Members of the public are welcome to attend any meeting, subject only to the right of the Board to exclude the public from certain items of business, such as those that deal with matters of privacy or commercial sensitivity.

Current agenda and board papers

Canterbury DHB Board Special Meeting Agenda – 29 October 2019 (700KB, PDF)

Next board meeting

Thursday 21 November

2019 Board meeting dates

21 February
21 March
18 April
16 May
20 June
18 July
15 August
19 September
17 October
29 October – Special Meeting
21 November
17 December

Agenda papers are published on this page approximately two days before a meeting.

Archived agenda and board papers

Previous agenda papers can be viewed in the document library.

If you wish to view agenda papers from earlier years, please email Anna Craw, Board Secretariat at

Page last updated: 4 November 2019

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