Julian Inch has senior health and disability sector experience at national level across several disciplines. Julian has applied his background training in economics, business, systems modelling, and marketing to build new ways to tackle health sector (systems) issues. As Chief Executive of District Health Boards New Zealand (a national association of all District Health Boards) he established significant collaboration across multiple stakeholders (DHBs, community groups, NGO and private providers, central Government agencies, and unions) to deliver valuable system improvements. National areas covered on behalf of all DHBs included: primary health performance, community services engagement, aged care contracting and performance, hospital services quality & productivity, workforce development strategy and action, information systems strategy and standards, employment relations, and health procurement. All work had to show delivery of social, cultural and economic outcomes for DHBs and their communities, Ministers and other stakeholders. All work required effective engagement & collaboration, clear strategy and mandate, strong delivery, performance assessment and evaluation.
Since transferring DHBNZ functions to new Health agencies in 2012, Julian has worked on contracting assignments in the social and community sector, business development, and a new business start-up. Community work included work with Disabled Persons Organisations on NZ's obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, and the Community & Voluntary sector component of the NZ National Integrity Survey 2013 for Transparency International. In 2012, Julian completed the Leadership NZ Programme.
Julian lives in Wellington with his partner and three children where they enjoy Wellington's culture, sports and outdoor recreation.