Patrick Le Geyt

Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Apa

Te Pae Maunga o Ruahine ngā maunga

Ko Manawatū, ko Waipawa, ko Turakina ngā awa

Ko Rakautatahi, ko Omahu, ko Tiniwaitara ngā marae

Ko Ngai Te Rangitekahutia, ko Ngai Te Upokoiri, ko Ngāti Rangipuhi, ko Ngāti Tauira ngā hapū

Ko Ngāti Kahungunu, ko Ngāti Apa ngā iwi

Patrick Le Geyt has over 25 years of experience working in health and disability in the commercial, public, and not-for-profit sectors. Recognised as a prominent Māori health leader and advocate, Patrick Le Geyt is known for his strategic thinking, planning acumen, service design, implementation skills, and adeptness in operational and business management.

He is currently the Regional Director of the central region of Aotearoa at Te Aka Whai Ora, the Māori Health Authority. In this role, he provides leadership and advice on the strategic needs of regional communities under the new health reforms. As a Regional Director, he strengthens local functions and capacity so the regions are prepared for the shifts required for a new health culture.

Previously, for over 13 years, Patrick served as the General Manager Hauora at Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga, showcasing his dedicated commitment to the community's well-being, where he excelled in management and executive leadership positions in Māori health and public health with the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board.

Patrick has received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Te Kunenga ki Pūehhuroa Massey University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Science from the Waipapa Taumata Rau University of Auckland. He has also gained a Diploma in Project Management and a Diploma in Management (Advanced) from the NZ Institute of Management. In 2023, he completed a LEAD Executive Leadership Programme at Stanford University Graduate School of Business.


Te Aka Whai Ora - Māori Health Authority confirms interim leadership appointments.

He Rangatira Our Leaders

Phyllis Tangitu

Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Haua

It is my pleasure to write in support of one of the most thoughtful, kind leaders that I met in my working life.

Carleen Heemi

Te Whakatōhea

Carleen Heemi plays a pivotal role in her community as a Speech and Language Therapist, advocate for normalising Te Reo Māori and seeing all those around her reach their full potential. 

Dr Amohia Boulton

Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi te Rangi, Ngāti Pūkenga, Ngāti Mutunga

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Dr Lily Fraser

Kāi Tahu

MBChB, Distinguished FRNZCGP