BC Health Sector Move
New Zealand health administrator Nigel Murray has been in Canada this past year having taken up the position of CEO for British Columbia’s Fraser Health Authority, which delivers care to 1.5 million people and employs 22,000. Murray received his medical degree in New Zealand in 1982 and his career has included medical research and military service in hot spots like Iraq and Bosnia. In 1995, he was named a Member of the Order of the British Empire for his services to the New Zealand Defence Force. Murray is interviewed in The Vancouver Sun and says the Fraser Board “wanted someone who could hit the ground running.” Prior to his Canadian appointment, Murray was chief negotiator for New Zealand’s 21 district health boards.