Our Leadership

Rt Hon Wyatt Creech - Geneva Healthcare Director

Rt Hon Wyatt Creech

(Chair) Director

A former Deputy Prime Minister (1998–99) in the National Government (1990–99), Wyatt was a Cabinet Minister for nine years and held a wide range of ministerial portfolios including Health, Education, Employment, Revenue and Deputy Finance. Wyatt served as a Member of Parliament for 14 years and is a Member of the Privy Council and a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.


Josephine Gagan - Geneva Healthcare Director

Josephine Gagan


"There is no point being here if you can't go out and make a difference"

Josephine (Jo) Gagan was appointed Group Chief Executive of HealthcareNZ Holdings 2018 Ltd in May 2018, the holding company of Geneva Healthcare.

Prior to that, Jo was the Founder and Chief Executive of Geneva Healthcare, one of the largest national healthcare providers in New Zealand, well known for technology driven innovative solutions and world class healthcare services.  Through her vision, the company is now a leading force providing integrated home and community support, online training as well as recruitment and health staffing services in New Zealand and across the globe.  

Jo has a keen focus on understanding the customer journey and in developing innovative systems and solutions to greatly enhance the customer experience.

A third generation nurse, her desire to care for the community stems from her mother and grandmother both being nurses.  Prior to her role at Geneva, 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.  

She was the longest serving CEO amongst the lead service providers in the New Zealand healthcare industry.  In November 2015, Jo was recognised for her contribution to the industry, and was celebrated by the Women of Influence Awards having been named as a finalist.

Click here to watch our video 'A Passion For Life' featuring Josephine Gagan.

Dr John Wellingham - Geneva Healthcare

John Wellingham


John’s goal for many years has been to achieve effective and efficient team-based processes that support high quality, patient-centred, evidence-based care in the primary care setting. He has thirty years experience in NZ general practice, and six years working in DHBs. He is a director and ex Chair of the Apollo Medical Centre, and an ex director of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) where he was awarded an honorary Distinguished Fellowship for his contribution to Quality Improvement, and continues to Chair their Quality Advisory Committee. He is Primary Care Clinical Lead for the Healthcare Quality and Safety Commission, Chairing their Primary Care Expert Advisory Group. John is also a Director of Geneva Healthcare. Relaxation revolves around family, garden and tennis.

Veronica Manion

Chief Executive


Ronni’s loyalty, astute understanding of the industry, and ability to drive the business to produce outstanding results in a dynamic healthcare landscape, make her a formidable Chief Executive.  With a Bachelor of Nursing, Ronni joined Geneva Healthcare in 2005.  Through the years, she has managed both the Recruitment Staffing and the Service Delivery business pillars, including Home and Community Support, National Quality, Clinical Management, HR and Training.  Previously as General Manager of Operations, she contributed to the stellar growth of the company by managing acquisitions and innovative strategic projects to completion, and ensuring the needs of our Clients, Staff and Funders are met as we deliver the highest quality of service.  Ronni’s inherent ability to get people on board, mentor and motivate everyone, has helped Geneva to become one of the largest and most trusted national healthcare providers.  As the new Chief Executive, Ronni is well equipped to set a clear course and reach new heights for Geneva.