Mr Schubert brings to ProCare a rich history working in governance and executive roles across the health, professional services, primary industries, and technology sectors. He is currently a director and audit committee chair of Silver Fern Farms Limited, chair of technology company MiMoMax Wireless Limited, and chair of the Auditor Oversight Committee.
Previously Mike was CEO of law firm MinterEllisonRuddWatts, acting CEO of shared services organisation healthAlliance, a partner at professional services firm PwC and chair of AI start up McCarthyFinch.
Chair of ProCare Network Ltd board, Dr Harley Aish says Mr Schubert’s range of relevant skills and experience made him a standout candidate during the recruitment process.
“While the calibre of applications for our independent director position was extremely high, the combination of Mike’s governance and leadership experience, in depth understanding of the health sector and technical expertise in the areas of financial risk management, regulatory and legal issues saw him emerge as the clear preferred candidate.”
Mr Schubert says he is looking forward to working within primary care at a time when the health sector is undergoing significant change.
“I have always had a great interest in the health sector and am a firm advocate for primary care as the centre of a high performing health system. With ever increasing pressure on the health dollar we are facing a period of significant change within the health sector and placing primary care at the centre of the health system is the key to ensuring New Zealanders have a healthcare system fit for the future.
“It is very exciting to see new models developed and implemented within general practice that will have a huge impact on the health and wellness of New Zealanders, such as Te Tumu Waiora (mental health model of care sitting within general practice) and Healthcare Home.”
Mr Schubert’s appointment is effective 8 March 2019, replacing independent director James Sclater who retired from the board 5 June 2019.