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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    Waikato DHB appoints new boss

    A new interim boss has been appointed to lead Waikato District Health Board after former chief executive Nigel Murray resigned for abusing a spending allowance

    Waikato District Health Board has appointed a new interim boss after former chief executive Nigel Murray resigned for overspending on personal relocation costs.

    Dr Murray stepped down earlier this month after an independent inquiry found he spent more than the agreed $25,000 he was allocated for relocation costs, the health board said at the time.

    The inquiry also found Dr Murray racked up other unauthorised expenses involving potential financial breaches of his obligations, it said.

    Dr Murray has promised to repay the money.

    On Monday, board chairman Bob Simcock - also under pressure to resign over the affair - announced Derek Wright would take over as its interim chief executive after he earlier served as mental health and addictions services executive director.

    Dr Murray's spending had been the scrutiny of media reports this year. He took leave at the end of July while it was investigated.


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