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healthAlliance announces new CFO

Simon Jones has been named as the new chief financial officer for healthAlliance.

healthAlliance is the shared ICT services provider for the Northern Region district health boards (DHBs). The organisation provides professional shared services to the four Northern region district health boards, Northland DHB, Waitemat DHB, Auckland DHB and Counties Manukau Health. Its services include technology, transformation, project & programme, internal audit and customer services.

Before joining healthAlliance, Jones was the CFO at Moana New Zealand, a seafood and fishing company owned by all of the 58 New Zealand iwi.

Jones has been involved in the primary sector for many years. He has also worked in the US where he managed a finance and IT team that operated in the Pacific Northwest, Russia, Chile, Japan and Canada.

He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant with an MBA and Master of Commerce (Honours) degrees.

Joining healthAlliance is Jones' first foray into the public sector.

"Having spent all my years in the primary sector, to be joining the public healthcare sector that is undergoing fundamental change in the form of digital transformation to support better health outcomes for people is very exciting," Jones says.