Congratulations to our Chair Bill Day, who has been nominated for the Dominion Post Wellingtonian of the Year, in the category of Community Service. Bill is passionate about investing in Wellington, and has been instrumental in delivering large-scale as well as many smaller projects around our region.
In 2005 Bill was asked by the late Bob Henare, Chair of the former Capital and Coast District Health Board, to establish Wellington Hospitals Foundation as the official charity to support the hospitals operated by the DHB. In the last 17 years Bill has worked with our community to deliver more than $160 million in essential projects for our hospitals, including Te Wao Nui, our new regional children’s hospital with friends and benefactors Sir Mark Dunajtschik and Dorothy Spotswood.
Bill has had a 40 year association with Life Flight Trust both as a former trustee and chair. Following his meeting with the late Peter Button, Bill initiated Westpac’s sponsorship of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter in 1982.
Bill is also a former Wellington Free Ambulance Board member, a dedicated Rotarian and a keen outdoorsman, regularly volunteering for the Department of Conservation.