Senior Leadership Team

The Senior Leadership Team ensures effective stewardship of THINK Hauora and execution of the THINK Hauora Strategic Plan and associated work programmes, and to actively seek new opportunities to achieve THINK Hauora’s vision.


The Senior Leadership Team


Chiquita has been in a variety of nursing roles since 1982 and between 2003 and 2019 held the Director of Nursing Primary Health Care: Health Care Development role at MidCentral DHB.  Chiquita was seconded by the PHO as Clinical Executive Director since 2010 to enable closer integration of services to achieve the best possible health outcomes and in 2014 was appointed as the CEO.  Chiquita is an active executive leadership team member for the DHB and PHO.

Main Responsibilities:

•    Clinical leadership
•    Strategic direction
•    THINK Hauora Board of Governance and its Committees
•    Workforce development
•    System integration
•    Service re-design

Areas of Expertise:

•    Clinical leadership
•    Strategy
•    Governance
•    Executive Management


Lorna Love is the Executive Officer to the CE and Board, and has been with the PHO since 2015.  Lorna manages the CE's workload, along with assisting with various projects.  Lorna is also Secretary to the following:

  • THINK Hauora Board-ALT
  • THINK Hauora Financial, Audit, Risk and Health and Safety Committee
  • Alliance Management Team

Lorna is a member of the Senior Leadership Team, Organisational Management Group and Organisational Development Group.


Brenda Rea has been very much committed to the primary health sector for most of her working life, starting her journey as a registered nurse working in various community based roles and then moving to senior and executive management in both in the PHO and the general practice environment both in Australia and New Zealand.

Brenda is passionate about GP practice being a key foundation stone of robust primary health care and embraces her role supporting GP Practices / teams to be high performing, sustainable and viable, meeting the health needs of their local communities. Other aspects of Brenda’s role includes relationship management within the wider Horowhenua and Otaki Communities.


Michael has been with the PHO since 2015 and manages the Finances, Payroll and HR for:

  • THINK Hauora
  • Horowhenua Community Practice
  • Te Waiora
  • Te Tihi o Ruahine Whānau Ora Alliance

Michael has recently returned to Health after leaving the sector to work in the manufacturing industry (FMCG) and Energy Retailing, holding positions as varied as Commercial Manager, CFO through to General Manager

As well as being involved in day to day management Michael has also been involved in:

  • Compliance
  • ISO accreditation
  • System review and workflow redesign
  • Computerisation of systems and processes
  • Company acquisitions
  • Sale of business units and Companies.


Dr. Nader Fattah MBChB MRCGP

Nader is a British medical graduate and a practicing GP of more than 15 years, attaining membership of the Royal College of GPs (UK) in 2005. After gaining his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree at the University of Dundee, Nader worked as a GP in Scotland, in diverse urban and rural settings. He took the opportunity to experience New Zealand in 2003, working in Palmerton North Hospital’s psychiatry department for one year. His love of Aotearoa, its land, people and culture inevitably drew him to settling permanently with his wife in 2010. As well as clinical practice in both Whakapai Hauora and YOSS, Nader is committed to advancing high quality delivery of care to consumers, Chairing the THINK Hauora Clinical Board. His role as Medical Advisor leverages his extensive Primary Care experience to provide leadership across many PHO clinical and business services. Nader is a Trustee of Think Hauora’s (formerly Central PHO) Board, member of the Senior Leadership Team, Information Governance Committee, MidCentral DHB Clinical and Pharmacy Boards, Clinical Council and ICT Reference Advisory Group. His membership of local, regional and national Boards has allowed Nader to cultivate a rich skill set in clinical, IT and business governance. Nader has a lifelong interest in technology that drives his pursuit of ICT to enhance people’s health and empower their lives. In 2019, in recognition of his Digital Health expertise, he was appointed as the NZ Primary Care representative to the Ministry’s Health Information Standard’s Organisation (HISO).


Kylie is the Director, Clinical Services at THINK Hauora and is responsible for the oversight of the clinical staff and clinical service provision throughout the MidCentral District.

Kylie is committed to ensuring clinical services are delivered with an equity focus and is a member of The Health Care Home Collaborative National working group focusing on Māori engagement, consumer co-design and equity. After completing her nursing degree Kylie continued with post graduate study in Primary Health Care with a focus on Nursing Leadership and Management.  Kylie has held various leadership roles in both Wellington and the MidCentral area and commenced working for THINK Hauora in January 2019.


Kylie is the Director, Knowledge & Insights at THINK Hauora, where she leads data analytics for the network. This function is responsible for delivering valuable information that supports decision-making, quality improvement, planning, research, and primary health care funding.

Kylie is passionate about enabling the use and dissemination of sector-wide knowledge, safe and effective use of data, and working cross-discipline to improve population health.

Kylie has been with THINK Hauora since December 2016. Previously she’s held analytics positions in justice, legal, human resources, and tertiary education sectors. She graduated in Human Nutrition and Arts and is committed to innovation for the improvement of health and wellbeing.