Our People

Francis Health was founded in New Zealand in 2002 and has expanded into the United Kingdom and Australia. Francis Health's strength is the calibre of its staff who bring a range of consulting expertise with over 50 years of experience and a deep understanding of the health sector. Stuart Francis is the Executive Chair with Rory Matthews, Martin Freeman and Martin Clark Managing Partners for New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom respectively.

Stuart Francis

Executive Chair

Stuart has led strategy, improvement and change management for health service transformation programmes within the health systems of New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. He is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management. 
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Paddy Austin

Director

Paddy is a leadership and organisational development specialist with over 25 years’ experience of senior management and governance. She leads the company’s primary care improvement practice in the UK.
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Rory Matthews

Managing Partner – New Zealand

Rory supports health organisations to deliver sustainable performance improvement by facilitating collaboration and innovation with Clinicians, Managers and Executives. His experience spans hospital productivity and efficiency programmes, service design for integrated care and health strategy.
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Martin Freeman

Managing Partner – Australia

Martin is an experienced management consultant and leader of Francis Health’s Australian practice, based in the Gold Coast, Queensland. He has worked with a wide range of public health sector and leading corporate clients in Australia, NZ and the UK.
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Martin Clark

Managing Partner – United Kingdom

Martin has over twenty years experience within the UK healthcare industry spanning both NHS and private sectors. He holds an MBA from the University of Cambridge and has a clinical background.
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Roger Hatrick-Smith

CFO

Roger is a Chartered Accountant although for most of his career he has been mentoring and advising businesses and owners on how to be innovative, solve problems and provide value or their clients. 
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Andrew Terris

Principal

Andrew is experienced in the successful delivery of complex projects and programmes in commercial and public sectors, with a strong healthcare sector focus. He’s worked with clients of different cultures and across New Zealand, UK, Canada, US, Australia, Singapore and Thailand. 
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Naila Naseem

Principal

Naila has a gift and passion for enabling staff at all levels to see their world differently, and guides Executive teams to aspirational visions with creative and effective strategies to achieve them.
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Crystal Halbmaier

Manager

With a passion for accessible, equitable and efficient health services, Crystal thrives engaging with healthcare professionals and working hand-in-hand to explore and implement opportunities for improvement.  
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Adam Jogee

Manager

Adam has a passion for health service transformation and reform. He helps clients to uncover new ideas and then implement those ideas in a way that delivers improved outcomes in a sustainable manner. 
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Tiffany Spurway

Senior Consultant

Tiffany has a strong track record working with varied and challenged stakeholders to develop and deliver strategic reform and transformative projects. Her passion is creating effective health systems that help those who need it the most.           Read more

Gary Cheng

Senior Consultant

Gary has a passion for healthcare service delivery and excels in project and vendor management. He possesses analytical and problem solving skills and an extensive experience in Health IT.                   Read more

Wenonah Mahase

Senior Consultant

Wenonah is experienced in supporting organisations to deliver on their key strategic goals through facilitating the delivery of quality and performance improvement projects and programmes. 
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Rosie Harty

Senior Consultant

Rosie comes from a background of neuroscience research and business consulting. She combines her passion for change management and human-centred design with a head for analytics.
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Denise Ward

Senior Associate

Denise Ward has extensive international experience in the health sector, supporting clients to embrace change and implement sustainable improvement.
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Jacqui Summers

Consultant

Bringing enthusiasm and energy Jacqui works collaboratively with health teams to design and embed positive change. With a background in community health research and experience as a project manager her approach is grounded in best practice but balanced with what is achievable and practical. 
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Edward Robertson

Consultant

Edward has a successful record of supporting DHB’s and government agencies across New Zealand with his pragmatic and analytical approach to improvement.
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Anna McManus

Business Support Manager

Anna works collaboratively with Francis Health on a range of activities. She has a strong business background, exceptional organisational skills and a good understanding of UK business process and procedure. 

 

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Andrea Singer

Office Manager