The following is a letter from Kate Reid, NZHIT Chair, announcing Scott Arrol's resignation
9th November 2020
Dear NZHIT Members
After 6 amazing years as CEO for NZHIT, it is with regret that today I announce Scott Arrol our Chief Executive has decided it is time to move on.
We are thrilled for Scott, as he takes up a new opportunity as Chief Executive of Dementia New Zealand. For Scott, this takes him back to his roots, having been previously involved in the management of community health care services around New Zealand before he joined NZHIT. We are also thrilled that he is staying in the health sector and is keen to continue to support the great work that he has spearheaded for so long.
I’m sure you will all agree, Scott has played an integral role in enabling a healthier NZ and creating a vibrant and connected Health IT Sector. I’d personally, on behalf of the NZHIT Board, like to thank Scott for his energy and enthusiasm and for everything he has done for the sector. Over the last 6 years, Scott has created enormous value for our members and for the overall Health IT Sector and without a doubt, he will be a very hard act to follow.
As you are all aware, our Health IT Sector Opportunities Report is underway so finding a suitable replacement for Scott is our Board’s key priority over the next couple of weeks. Mark Cox and our project team continue to make good progress and we will keep you all updated of our progress.
We plan to give Scott a big send off at our year end networking event on the 9th December after our AGM event, so please try and come along if you can and help us wish Scott all the very best with his new role at Dementia New Zealand.