Kowhai Health Associates
Catherine Cooney

Catherine Cooney


Cathy is the Director of Kowhai Health Associates Limited, a health consultancy company offering a comprehensive range of services to both public sector and private sector healthcare providers.

Current & recent roles include:

Cathy has a background in professional and corporate leadership, executive level health management, workforce development, quality systems and accreditation, public health nursing and community development. Cathy has a particular interest in building capacity and capability in organisational governance and leadership along with helping develop high performing teams with positive, engaged team cultures.

Cathy has 40 years' experience in the health sector, she is a Registered Nurse and Midwife and holds a BA Honours Degree (First Class). From 2001 to 2012 Cathy was the Chief Executive of Lakes DHB. From 1994-2000 Cathy was the Lakeland Health Director of Nursing and Midwifery.

Cathy is a Fellow of the College of Nurses Aotearoa, a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management/ NZ Institute of Health Management and a Member of the NZ Institute of Directors. She is a former President of the Rotorua and Districts JP Association and a Judicial JP.

E-mail: cathy@kowhaihealthassociates.co.nz
Mobile: 027 491 5862

M: 027 491 5862 • E: contact@kowhaihealthassociates.co.nz
26 Holdens Ave, Holdens Bay, Rotorua 3010