Hobson Leavy is pleased to announce the appointment of Rod Treadwell as NZ Health Partnerships new General Manager Procurement.
Rod is a senior executive and qualified lawyer with over 25 years’ experience in procurement, supply chain management, and infrastructure roles in health, information technology, primary industries, and telecommunications. Most recently, he was Executive Director Procurement for HealthShare New South Wales (NSW), Australia.
As a returning New Zealander, Rod left for Australia to advance his trans-Tasman career opportunities in 2010.
“My considerable NSW experience will enable me to bring a different perspective to health procurement in New Zealand,” says Rod.
“The country has a health system it can be proud of. New Zealand has done exceptionally well managing our response to COVID-19, in unprecedented and trying circumstances, including responding to a new disease, disruption to worldwide supply chains and the need to rapidly introduce new practices and control mechanisms.
“Through this, and the recent Heath and Disability Review, New Zealand is primed to improve its health system. Having the opportunity to be involved in this work excites me tremendously.”
Rod adds that his professional experience of both health and procurement has highlighted how important it is to manage procurement and supply chain from an end-to-end perspective.
“This means being able to manage, or at least track, the process from purchase to use – from the factory to the patient. While this will take investment and commitment, the positive outcomes make it well worth it.”
Commenting on the benefits an effective, high-performing Procurement function can bring to our customers, the District Health Boards, Rod says it is all about “having the right product / service, right price, right place, right time. All of these elements require a balance. If we achieve that, we’ll deliver benefits to our customers and ensure we’ve fulfilled our purpose to them.”
Learn more about his appointment here.