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Dr Lance O'Sullivan appointed to Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust Board

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Chairman of the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust, Murray Bolton, has today announced the appointment of former New Zealander of the Year, Dr Lance O’Sullivan, to the Board of Trustees, saying he will be an "important and valuable addition" to the Trust.

"The Trust is delighted to have the expertise and support of Lance for the work we do throughout our region," he said.

"Most New Zealanders know Lance as New Zealander of the Year 2014, but he is also an accomplished author, national and international speaker, role model and disruptive leader and innovator.  He is an outspoken advocate for better health services and a champion for creating a fairer New Zealand. His experience in the health sector will be a great addition to the skills represented around our Board table," said Mr Bolton.

Formerly operating as a GP in Kaitaia, Lance is now residing in Auckland where he has established a hostel for Maori youth from Northland on the site of Hato

Petera College, enabling those boys to live in a safe, communal environment and receive quality secondary education at local schools.

Lance also founded and is working within iMoko, a technology business delivering digital health services to thousands of New Zealand children.

"We are grateful to have Lance’s support for our work and look forward to having him involved in our organisation. He has personal experience of Emergency Medical protocols through his work as a rural GP, and his passion for improved medical outcomes aligns well with our own objective of being a world-leading 24/7 emergency medical and rescue service," Mr Bolton said.

Dr O’Sullivan joins Trustees Murray Bolton, Sir John Kirwan, Ken Baguley, Michelle Boag and Simon Tompkins on the ARHT Board.

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