Fiona Michel (she/her) MBA, CMInstD GAICD, FCPHR

Chief Executive Officer

Fiona is a seasoned business executive who has worked across a range of large public and private sector organisations, in New Zealand and overseas.  She also holds governance roles; as an Independent Director in the dairying sector and a Non-Executive Director on the professional industry body for Human Resources in Australia.

Fiona holds a Master of Business Administration and is an alumnus of Harvard Business School. She is a Chartered and Graduate Member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors and the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and was a finalist in the New Zealand Women of Influence Awards in 2021.

Fiona, her husband David and son Jonathan own a small lifestyle block in Raglan, that she describes as a ‘bach with vegetables’.

Pru Sheahan (she/her) Registered Nurse DipN, PGCert Advanced Clinical Assessment

General Manager Clinical Services

Pru is a registered nurse with more than 25 years’ experience across perioperative private and public healthcare sectors in New Zealand.  With two decades of tenure at Braemar she has held a number of senior management roles with a focus on developing high performing teams, clinical performance improvement and ensuring health services are delivered to meet the needs of specialists and patients.

Pru is known for her leadership style as being focused, down to earth, approachable and sincere. Pru is very proud of the services Braemar delivers and believes Braemar has many points of difference which makes the organisation so successful.  Pru is accountable for Patient Services, Theatres, Clinical Quality & Risk, Pre-Admission, Clinical Education, Specialist Relationships and Clinical Relationships.

Pru grew up in Cambridge and spends her time away from work with her family enjoying nature and horses.

Rachelle Stoddart (she/her) BMS, CA

Chief Financial Officer

Rachelle has extensive financial leadership experience gained working in chartered accounting practices, commercial and not for profit organisations. At Braemar, she leads the finance, information technology, administration and hospitality teams. Rachelle is a Chartered Accountant with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Rachelle lives in Cambridge with her husband, Mark, and two teenage children. Much of her time away from work is spent supporting her family in their music and sporting activities.

Anna King (she/her) BSocSc

General Manager People & Safety

Anna joined Braemar Hospital in 2022 as the General Manager People and Safety.  Anna has worked in strategic business partnering and lead employment relations roles across a range of sectors and business models having had exposure to both New Zealand and international employment frameworks.

Anna holds a Bachelor of Social Science with a double major in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management, and Psychology from the University of Waikato, which is a fitting qualification given Anna’s well-refined skill in successfully balancing HR process and structure, and people.

Anna grew up in a small South Island town, and spent time living in various parts of the North Island until she came across the Waikato.  Anna and her family are now very well-established in Hamilton city.

Leigh Singers (she/her)

General Manager Commercial Services

Leigh joined Braemar Hospital in 2022 as the General Manager Commercial Services. A registered nurse by profession, Leigh is a dynamic, respected health manager with extensive experience in nursing and business management roles in the public health sector, complemented by skills gained with a private sector healthcare capacity planning software vendor. In her current role as Service Manager, Elective Services at Waikato District Health Board, Leigh has worked closely with Braemar Hospital on our Planned Care Service Contracts and is well known to many of our specialists. Over her career Leigh has delivered a range of projects that have delivered sustained value to the DHB. At Braemar, Leigh will also be accountable for projects (such as our Shell fit-out), commercial contract negotiations, asset management, procurement & stores, property & facilities, market intelligence, partner relationships and new commercial opportunities. Leigh has a Graduate Diploma in Management Studies from the University of Waikato, and has a Diploma in Comprehensive Nursing. When not at work Leigh enjoys swimming for fitness (and the odd event), gardening, and spending time at the beach with her husband Andrew and two university aged sons.