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 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 has been associated with the Life Flight Trust (Westpac Rescue Helicopter) since 1981 and is a former Chair of Life Flight Trust (15 years) and Director of Wellington Free Ambulance (15 years). In 1999 Bill retired from a senior position with Westpac after 33 years service, and was the CEO of New Zealand Community Trust for seven years. In 2023 he was awarded Wellingtonian of the Year in the Community Service category.