Senior Executive Team

Management Operations Group

Angela Francis - Chief Executive

Angela commenced as Chief Executive of the organisation in May 2015.
Angela has extensive experience in health across the public, private and not for profit sectors. Her qualifications include an International Masters degree in Education, with a public health focus, health management and project management. Angela initially began her career as a Registered General and Obstetric Nurse.

Angela’s previous roles include Chief Executive of the Asthma Foundation NZ, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the former Eastern Bay of Plenty Public Health Organisation, Planning Manager and later a Portfolio Manager with the Bay of Plenty District Health Board.

Angela was a finalist in the NZ Women of Influence Awards 2014, Social Enterprise category.

Linzi Birmingham - General Manager, Golden Bay Community Health

Linzi Birmingham. Registered Nurse, Master’s Degree in Advanced Clinical Practice ( Nurse Practitioner Emergency). Post Grad Dip Management. Post Grad Dip Accident & Emergency Nursing.
Nursing for over 26 years, experience in Aged Care, Surgery, Immunology, Primary Care and Emergency Care. Specialised areas include disaster management and emergency planning, served as a Captain, British Armed Forces at 212 Field Hospital North Yorkshire. UK.
Senior Manager for over 10 years leading Emergency Departments in Rural Victoria, Australia and the North Shore & Waikato.
General Manager at Golden Bay Community Health since October 2015- passionate about rural health and patient focused care delivery. Advocate for advanced clinical practice and expanded scope of clinicians

Karen Winton - General Manager Health Services

Karen is a registered nurse with 17 years’ experience in mental health and was appointed as Mental Health Manager in 2013 with NBPH. Karen previously worked in a variety of health care settings requiring clinical excellence, flexibility and ability to adapt to the needs of the mental health consumers and the changing health care environment.

Karen and her team are committed to delivering clinical services that improve positive outcomes for health and wellness to our community.

David Stichbury - IT and Communications Manager

David has worked at Nelson Bays Primary Health since 2007 when he joined the organisation in a service development role. David qualified as a Registered General and Obstetric Nurse, working in various secondary care and disability services before completing an Advanced Diploma of Nursing specialising in Health Informatics at Christchurch Polytechnic.

After completing several projects for the Ministry of Health and District Health Board, he joined Nelson Bays Primary health, eventually transitioning into his current role as IT and Communications Manager.

Glenis Bell - Health Promotion Manager

Glenis comes from a nursing, fitness and nutrition background. Glenis has a Chronic Disease Self-Management qualification from Flinders University Human Behaviour and Health Research Unit, is a trained Heart Guide Aotearoa Heart Coach trainer. She has worked for the National Heart Foundation in Heart Health and Cardiac Rehabilitation and was President of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Association of New Zealand (CRANZ) for 4 consecutive years. The ‘Fitness Professional of the Year’ in 2003 was awarded to Glenis by her fellow peers.

Glenis manages the health promotion team which includes community education on Heart & Diabetes, Falls Prevention, Primary Care Dietitian's and the Green Prescription Team.

Trudi Price – Human Resources Manager

Trudi joined NBPH in 2016 and has more than 20 years experience as a Human Resources professional.

After living in Asia for six years, Trudi moved to Nelson/Tasman region in 2009. Trudi’s past experience include front line management and running her own business. Trudi’s career in Human Resources includes eight years in Learning and Development focused leadership roles
and senior positions held at a national, regional and global level.


Wolfgang Klöepfer – Finance Manager

Wolfgang has extensive experience in finance/accounting and has worked in various roles, both in Germany and New Zealand. He immigrated to New Zealand in 2001 and joined NBPH in January of 2011. He is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and enjoys most in his role the interaction with his colleagues and other associated parties.

He spends much of his free time in the great outdoors.