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We’re creating a better health deal for people.

There are two ways we're doing it.

Not for profit ownership of a network of practices that set the standard for sustainable primary care.

Maximising the potential of technology to enable better health outcomes.


Whether it’s practice ownership or digital services,

we have the people and the knowledge.

Practice ownership

Transforming and sustaining general practice and primary care services through a social enterprise.

How practices and services are owned and managed is changing from the traditional owner-operator model to community trusts and corporates.

Ventures has developed a social enterprise model creating partnerships between communities, patients and providers to create a new sustainable model of ownership. The collective scale means more options for patients and providers, creating regional and national capability with local delivery.

We currently own a number of practices across the North Island. We buy practices for a wide range of reasons and in a wide range of settings. Practice ownership enables us to develop and prove operating models and new care models that address the current and future challenges of primary care. It’s also proving an alternative for GPs who want to exit but are keen to transfer the practice to a clinician owned and governed organisation rather than a corporate body. In this way we retain the right balance between high quality care for patients, engaged providers and financial performance, which is proven around the globe to be key to sustainable primary care.

Digital health -
the enabler

The future of health needs to leverage off the opportunities offered by technology and the digital space.

Ventures has a skilled team of people who get the digital space and are constantly exploring how better health outcomes, living well and tech can achieve a better marriage.

The tool box has many solutions. We have specialists in the following areas.

  • Electronic health – PMS, patient portals, electronic clinical decision support, electronic pathways, shared electronic health records: working with and supporting providers using indici™, MedTech, Orion and many others – from true cloud to hybrid and all that sits between.
  • Patient access – a virtual reception team allows frontline practice staff to focus on what’s important – people instead of phone calls.



Christine Hall

Chief executive

Christine came to New Zealand with her backpack to travel in 2006, and decided to stay because it has been the land of opportunity! Christine's background as an occupational therapist in mental health taught her a thing or two about being strengths focused, seeing the potential in people and creative problem solving. She honed her leadership skills at Waikato DHB, then Wise Group, as chief executive of a social housing organisation. Christine's skills and passion for leadership, innovation, better health and social outcomes for people are a real asset to the team.

Will Hughes

Chief digital officer

Will brings (quite) a few years of experience in sales management and general management from across a variety of both 'for profit' and 'for purpose' organisations. Having spent the last decade or so developing commercial products and services for non profit health and disability organisations, Will is now passionate in spreading the good news about how Ventures innovative products are shaping a better future in primary care. The original beach boy, he is still surfing when the weather is warm.

Rebekah Doran

Medical director

Rebekah is the medical director for Ventures, including Primary Health Care Ltd (our network of primary care practices). She brings a variety of expertise from many roles, including being a GP owner in Raglan for 10 years.

Brent Harvey

General manager - commercial

Brent leads the commercial and financial activity across Ventures, following a number of financial management and executive roles across the health sector. A chartered accountant with a heart for community and a mind for numbers, Brent lives in Hamilton with his wife and two children. When not playing Lego, listening to an obscure band no one has heard of, or running along the river, he's likely to be found passionately following a game of cricket.