17 Jun 2009

Briton to head Hawke's Bay health board

4:56 pm on 17 June 2009

Hawke's Bay District Health Board has a new chief executive.

Kevin Snee, head of the National Health Service in the county of Devon, in England, will take up the position in October.

Board commissioner Sir John Anderson says Dr Snee will bring a broad background in health management to the job.

Former chief executive Chris Clarke resigned in February, less than a fortnight before a reconstituted board was due to have its first meeting.

In November, Health Minister Tony Ryall agreed to reinstate the elected members of the board who had been sacked in February 2008 by his predecessor.