Phillip Balmer is a 2017 Otago Polytechnic Distinguished Alumni.
Phillip was a graduate of the School of Nursing in 1986 as an inaugural student in the Diploma of Nursing*.
Phillip’s current role as Director Hospital Services at the Counties Manukau District Health Board, places him in the Executive Leadership Team which is the primary decision making body for the Health Board. The team is responsible for the design and development of the strategic direction of the health system as well as ensuring that the organisation delivers on its objectives and key performance requirements.
Counties Manukau DHB employs more than 7000 staff and operates within a budget of 1.5 billion dollars. Phillip’s role includes responsibility for 6000 staff and a budget of 750 million.
Phillip has worked in healthcare in six different countries over the course of his career. Some of his positions and qualifications include:
- 1997-1999 Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Management (Massey University)
- 1989 Bachelor of Science in Physiology (Victoria University)
- 2007-2008 Chief Operating Officer Qatar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital
- 2009-2013 Chief Operating Officer Bay of Plenty District Health Board
Phillip has had more than 33 years of experience in the health sector with 20 years at Senior Management or executive level. He has spent 15 years involved with commissioning and redesigning healthcare facilities.