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.