I believe the delivery of healthcare and healthcare equity needs the input of experienced clinicians. After years of hands-on experience, and now further education through Cornell and Harvard, I am confident with the languages, challenges, and connections of medicine, leadership, and management. I look forward to guiding the next generation of health care delivery, creating health citizens, putting the community back in health and health back in the community.

I have a MBChB from Otago University (1995) and a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in General Surgery (2004), and have certificates in Healthcare Change Management, Executive Healthcare Leadership and Leadership Strategies from Cornell and Harvard Universities. I am a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors New Zealand.

Following nearly 20 years as a Surgeon in the public and private sectors, aside from consulting, I am also the Transformation Lead for Women’s Health at Southern Cross Healthcare. Harnessing an astute commercial mindset, exceptional leadership skills and an innately positive approach, I have set up, developed and executed the development of two successful and innovative clinical practices, Auckland Breast Centre and Focus Radiotherapy, exiting the former to Private Equity in 2018.

I have introduced and championed an innovative single dose radiotherapy treatment to New Zealand for breast cancer. As a clinician now focused on equity, I have also undertaken further study at the University of Auckland in Māori Health, Te Kaa Cultural Competency programme and am a second year Te Reo student. Outside of work, I am married to Mark and have two adult children.

I offer patient-focused strategic solutions, which address: clinical workflow both modular and craft-shop, scaling, workforce capability, efficiency, innovation, branding, equitable delivery, health leadership, culture and transformative change.

I think that Erica and Auckland Breast Centre could teach many CEOs valuable lessons about how to achieve a great culture and what customer service really means.

Auckland Breast Centre patient

Erica embodies the type of leadership we desperately need if we are to have a future Aotearoa that truly embraces diversity, and the well-being of all people. I have absolute respect and admiration for Erica!

Minnie Baragwanath, Chief Possibility Officer of The Global Centre of Possibility