Josephine (Jo) Gagan was appointed Group Chief Executive of New Zealand Health Group Ltd in May 2018.
Prior to that, Jo was the Founder and Chief Executive of Geneva Healthcare, one of the largest national healthcare providers in New Zealand, well known for technology driven innovative solutions and world class healthcare services.
Jo has a keen focus on understanding the customer journey and in developing innovative systems and solutions to greatly enhance the customer experience.
A third generation nurse, her desire to care for the community stems from her mother and grandmother both being nurses. Prior to her role at Geneva, Jo had fifteen years clinical nursing and health management experience both in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. She was one of the first students to complete the post graduate Diploma of Management (Health Services) at the Graduate School of Business, The University of Auckland. She was the longest serving CEO amongst the lead service providers in the New Zealand healthcare industry. In November 2015, Jo was recognised for her contribution to the industry, and was celebrated by the Women of Influence Awards having been named as a finalist.