Sad Passing of Chairman John Young

15 September 2010

Chief Executive, Board and staff of Taranaki DHB are extremely sad at the passing of Chairman John Young ONZM.

John Young joined the Taranaki DHB in 2001 as a Board member, and was appointed as Chairman in 2007.

John was a well respected and highly regarded member of the community. His integrity and  approachable manner was noticed and appreciated by all who met him.

Within the Board he took on many roles over the years including Chairman of  the Hospital Advisory Committee, Finance and Audit Committee and Fulford Radiology.

Taranaki DHB  Chief Executive Tony Foulkes said that: “John has always encouraged everyone to focus on improving health and wellbeing for the common good of the whole community.”

“John has given a lifetime of passion and commitment in many different ways to make a positive difference to our community. This wonderful contribution has always been made in his characteristic modest yet very effective manner,” said Mr Foulkes.

“In the health sector he will be greatly missed as a leader by everyone, and as a friend to many,” he said.

Deputy Chairman Dr Peter Catt said John’s support and steady hand as Chairman had been a huge value to the Board and to me personally.

“He had an absolute passion for collaboration and co-operation between different people and organisations for the betterment of all.

John will be sadly missed and our condolences go to Margaret and all his family,” said Dr Catt.

For more information please call

Sue Carrington
Media Adviser
Ph. 021 367 789


Last updated: Wednesday, September 15, 2010

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