Dr Peter Bramley is Interim Regional Director Te Waipounamu and Interim District Director Waitaha Canterbury and Te Tai o Poutini West Coast of Te Whatu Ora – Health NZ.
Peter has extensive management experience and an interesting career path. His academic career began at the University of Otago where he gained a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and physics. He worked for the Wellcome Medical Research Institute in Dunedin and at the same time completed a PhD in Medicine. Dr Bramley lectured in Biochemistry and Medical Physiology, first in Dunedin and then at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch.
Between 1999 and 2007 Peter held various senior management roles with the accounting software company, MYOB New Zealand Ltd. In 2008 he stepped back into health as Service Manager of Surgical Services at Southland Hospital in Invercargill.
At the end of 2010, Peter moved to Nelson and joined the Nelson Marlborough Health Executive Leadership Team as Service Director Medical and Surgical Services. In 2013 Peter became General Manager Clinical Services and in August 2016 stepped into the role as Acting CE. Peter was the Chief Executive Officer of Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) from 2017 to 2021, Chief Executive of Canterbury and West Coast DHBs from February 2021 and following transition to Te Whatu Ora on 1 July 2022, Peter has held the role of Interim Regional Director Te Waipounamu and Interim District Director Waitaha Canterbury and Te Tai o Poutini West Coast.
Peter is an energetic and passionate people manager, with a strong focus on the importance of accessing healthcare close to home and growing a compassionate workforce in the health sector.