The New Zealand Institute of Health Management (NZIHM).  

Our vision

Better leadership. Healthier communities.

Our mission

Recognise, develop and support effective health leadership and management to deliver quality services and improve health and wellbeing.


  1. Develop and support health leaders and managers.
  2. Promote the profession of health and community leadership and management.
  3. Ensure a sustainable and vibrant College for the future.


NZIHM has been contributing to improving healthcare management since 1946 and is one of NZ's oldest serving healthcare organisations.  

Via MOU, NZIHM is a branch of the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM), who have 10 branches throughout Australia, NZ and Hong Kong.  NZIHM has active branches in Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington and Christchurch. We provide a wide variety of information services to keep members abreast of current developments and thinking in Health Services Management.  No Branch near you?  We welcome member interaction - let us know and we can put you in touch with members in your area.  Membership to NZIHM is your path to Fellowship - final examination of 2019 fellowship will be held at ACHSM Annual Congress in Gold Cost October 2019.  

NZIHM 2019 Fellowship.

2019 intake is now closedSee Fellowship criteria under EDUCATION section. Ask about the 2020 intake


ACHSM memberships.

Thank you to all our members who have renewed their membership. ACHSM's membership runs from 1 April to 31 March. 

If you haven't had a chance to renew yours since it expired on 31 Mar, log into our website or call us so we can help you renew.

Please email if you wish to pay by direct debit.

Are your details up to date? 

Log in to check or call us on +61 2 8753 5100, Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm Australian Eastern time on business days.




ACHSM College Fellow Nick Saville Wood appointed CEO Lakes DHB

Members of the Lakes Branch of New Zealand Institute of Health Management (NZIHM) are celebrating the appointment of branch member and Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM) / NZIHM Fellow Nick Saville-Wood Wood to the position of Chief Executive Lakes DHB in May 2019.


Auckland Branch of NZIHM hosted a presentation from Professor Alan Merry on Thursday 16 May 2019: “Measuring Surgical Outcomes: All for One and One for All”

In 2015, members of the media used the Official Information Act to request that Public Hospitals provide data on number on procedures, deaths and complications for individual named surgeons. There is a view that doing this would promote transparency, inform patients’ and funders’ choices, and drive improvement in care and therefore outcomes. There is no question keeping people, the public informed is a positive thing, however, there
are many questions that need to be considered before assuming that this approach would really serve these ends effectively.


NZIHM Lakes Seminar 26 April 2019

Lakes Branch of NZIHM hosted a presentation from Ngaroma (Mala) Grant, CEO of Te Arawa Whanau Ora and Chair of the Lakes Branch of NZIHM, on Whanau Ora - the Te Arawa Whanau Ora story. It is 10 years since the introduction of this unique Te Ao Maori approach to working alongside families in an holistic manner.


NZIHM Growth And Collaboration

Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Director-General of Health and Chief Executive, New Zealand Ministry of Health (centre), met the Branch Council of the ACHSM NZ Branch (New Zealand Institute of Health Management) on Fri 8 Mar 2019.


ACHSM Competency framework

The ACHSM Board determined to undertake a comprehensive review of the IHF Global Directory including a gap analysis against recent work in the region and indeed our existing Framework.