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Chris Fleming announces exit from top health role

Chris Fleming will step down as chief executive of Southern District Health Board when it transitions to the new Health New Zealand authority on 1 July.

Southern District Health Board chief executive Chris Fleming
Photo: Supplied / Southern DHB

Fleming has worked for 30 years in the health sector, including stints as chief executive of the South Canterbury and Nelson Marlborough DHBs.

He has led the Southern DHB for six years.

Fleming has decided to return to Waikato to pursue businesses opportunities outside of health.

He said he supports the intentions behind the health reforms and believes they will strengthen the health system.