Appointment of Deputy Director-General DHB Performance, Support and Infrastructure

Media release

04 December 2018

The Ministry of Health has announced the appointment of Michelle Arrowsmith to the role of Deputy Director-General DHB Performance, Support and Infrastructure. 

Michelle commenced her career in health as a dietitian and worked clinically for a number of years before moving into senior operational management where she's held the positions of Chief Operating Officer and deputy Chief Executive. Michelle’s senior leadership career to date has spanned acute, community and primary care both in her 20 years in the NHS and the last two years in Australia. 

Michelle has led across multi-site and organisational boundaries in health care, in particular delivering on reform programmes and integration of acute, community and primary care services. Michelle also has significant experience in system leadership and clinical and financial sustainability of health services.