Our Trustees

Bill Day, Chair

Chair Bill Day (MNZM, JP) founded Wellington Hospitals Foundation in 2005 at the request of the then CCDHB board. He is very active in the community and is also a board member of Life Flight Trust, a board member of the Medical Research Institute of NZ and a Justice of the Peace. In 2015 Bill received a Queens Honour as Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to the Community and Health. He is a former chair of Life Flight Trust and director of Wellington Free Ambulance (For 15 years). Bill retired from a senior position with Westpac after 33 years service and was the CEO of New Zealand Community Trust for seven years.

Brian Bray, Solicitor (retired)

Brian Bray (LLB Hons) is a former consultant at the law firm DLA Piper New Zealand.  Brian supported the Foundation for several years before becoming a Trustee in 2011.  DLA Piper is a Foundation charity partner and provides pro-bono legal advice for the Foundation.

Corinne Cole, Director Colee & Co Ltd

Corinne Cole (LLB, PGDipBusAdmin (Mktg), Trans-Tasman Patent and Trademark attorney), is a Director of property management and development specialist Colee & Co Ltd, and former Partner at AJ Park, New Zealand’s largest Intellectual Property Law firm. She has held Trustee and Directorship roles in a number of other organisations, including Life Flight Trust and Daffodil Enterprises Limited, and was President of the New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys Inc.

Mr John Tait, Chief Medical Officer, Interim Director Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley district

Appointed in April 2016, John Tait (MBBS, MRCOG, FRNZOG, FRCOG) previously held the position of the Executive Director Clinical, Surgery, Women’s and Children’s. He has been a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist since 1986.

John is currently Chair of the National Maternity Monitoring Group, and Chair of the Maternal Morbidity Working Group. He is a member of the Endometriosis Task Force, Neonatal Encephalopathy Taskforce and the Waikato Maternity Taskforce; Director of ISTAR, and Vice President of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Simon Woolf, Councillor & Photographer

Simon Woolf is a second term Wellington City Councillor and is the council’s ambassador for Wellington City. Simon is also an award winning photographer with a worldwide reputation for his craft. He is proud to be a Wellington Hospital “Hospi Hero”.