Our Leadership

Josephine Wallis, Chief Executive

Josephine (Jo) Wallis is the founder and CEO of Geneva Healthcare, a global business that originated in New Zealand in 1996 and has spread across Australia, UK, Europe, the Middle East and North America.

As a third generation nurse, caring has always been in Josephine’s blood. Her desire to care for the community, and better as many lives as she can, stems from her mother and grandmother both being nurses. Through her vision and tenacity, the company is now one of the largest providers of home and community support services in New Zealand known for innovation and quality assurance practices. Geneva Healthcare also provides recruitment and health staffing services to some of the largest employers in New Zealand and across the globe, as well as online training services, supporting organisations and their employees to optimise their performance.  With Jo at the helm, Geneva Healthcare continues to lead change and improvement in healthcare delivery, as well as improving the lives of its employees through free healthcare qualifications and other professional development courses that are available for free. 

Prior to her role at Geneva Healthcare International, 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. In November 2015, Jo is being recognised for her hard work, and is being celebrated by the Women of Influence Awards having been named as a finalist.



 

Peter Wilberfoss, Executive Director

Peter Wilberfoss is an executive member of the Board of Directors with responsibility for Finance, IT and Group Strategy. Prior to joining Geneva Healthcare in 2012, Peter had a career spanning Merchant Banking, Property, Project Management, Business Consulting as well as a researcher and tutor at the University of Auckland. Peter has worked in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom, and has a number of academic qualifications including a Bachelor of Commerce, a Bachelor of Arts, with First Class Honours in Anthropology, and a Ph.D. in Biological Science from the University of Auckland.

Peter’s main focus is to maintain the strong financial standing of the business, to assist with the continued impressive growth of the Geneva Group of companies, and to ensure industry leading development of the latest innovations in IT and business process.


 

Veronica Manion, General Manager Operations

Ronni has been working for Geneva Healthcare since 2005. She managed our extensive International Recruitment business for a number of years, and more recently was appointed National Recruitment Manager for the Geneva Healthcare Group.

In 2013 she was promoted to General Manager of Operations. This role covers the Group Homecare and Temporary Services Team which has National coverage. She is responsible for the smooth running of all of our contracts and operational staff nationwide.

 Ronni has a bachelor of Nursing and is originally from Wellington, New Zealand. She has a keen interest in travel, cooking, and animals.

 



Hannah Sanson, General Manager Business Development

Hannah has been with Geneva Healthcare for four years, having had experience in the Healthcare sector for over nine years both at ground level of providing care and medical and nursing training to strategic management and business development client relationship focuses. 

Hannah has experience from working in London, England as a Clinical Consultant and both here in New Zealand managing care and staffing services within the Waikato Region. Currently Hannah manages Geneva Healthcare’s regional network of staff who focuses are based on providing services in their local communities and developing business and maintaining key clients accounts. 

 



Leah Garea, Human Resources Manager

Leah has spent the past 16 years at Geneva Healthcare, more recently as the HR Manager but prior to that worked within the Temporary Staffing team both as a consultant with the then fledgling Temp Services business and then as Temp Services Manager before becoming more focussed on the Support Services incorporating all internal recruitment and HR within Geneva Healthcare.

Prior to Geneva Healthcare, Leah spent 11 years in London working in the commercial recruitment sector and returned to New Zealand in 1998 to be nearer her family.