New chief executive for Medical Council


New chief executive for Medical Council

Statement from the Medical Council chair Andrew Connolly

The Council has appointed Mrs Joan Simeon as the Chief Executive of the Medical Council of New Zealand. Joan has an extensive experience with Council, having held Registration and Strategic roles. In being appointed as the Chief Executive, Joan will lead the organisation in further developing our key strategic directions and in performing our important day to day functions necessary to maintain public health and safety.

Council is impressed by Joan’s knowledge of the role and functions of Council and the wider health sector. She has established and maintained extensive and successful stakeholder networks that are of vital importance to our work, and Joan has demonstrated a vision for the challenges in the coming years that will aid Council in being a most effective regulator.

Joan will formally assume the role on Monday 18th December, and I take this opportunity to thank Lynne for all her work in being our Acting CE since Philip left the organisation.

I know all staff will join me in congratulating Joan on her appointment. We all look forward to supporting Joan in her new role.