Chief Executive Officer, Whakarongorau
Chief Executive Officer of Whakarongorau
Andrew is a visionary change maker in New Zealand’s e-health landscape. He has been passionately committed to improving peoples’ wellbeing since the age of 15 when he started as a St John Ambulance cadet in rural Wairarapa, in the North Island.
As Aotearoa New Zealand’s youngest CEO in the health sector, Andrew solves health issues by identifying solutions through both a traditional and innovative lens. Throughout his career he has been committed to changing the country’s health system from the inside out, and growing people so they can deliver better health outcomes.
Andrew has been CEO of Whakarongorau Aotearoa (formerly Homecare Medical), a social enterprise providing national telehealth services, since its establishment in 2015. The organisation has grown exponentially in that time from 150 people to today’s workforce of 2500. Andrew is dedicated to solving inequitable access to health care by creating partnerships in provincial and rural areas to support ethnic communities including Māori and Pasifika, empowering local organisations to provide solutions for their own communities.
Whakarongorau Aotearoa’s 24/7 services operate across seven digital channels including voice, webchat and text and are supported by clinical teams including more than 200 nurses, paramedics and specialists.
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