CEO, Clinical Psychologist
Philippa completed her clinical training in Canterbury, and has worked in diabetes care, mental health, pain management, and brain injury assessment. A founding director, Philippa has been with Southern Rehab from its inception and as CEO she is is responsible for the overall success of the organisation. Clinically, she now works within the concussion service, providing neuropsychology assessments. She also works with the clinical and leadership teams to ensure that Southern Rehab delivers the highest quality rehabilitation programmes.
Dr John MacVicar
Medical Director, Musculoskeletal Medicine Specialist
John qualified with his medical degree from the University of Glasgow in 1977, and later gained further qualifications in obstetrics, musculoskeletal medicine, and pain medicine. He has worked as a hospital doctor, GP, and – since 2000 – as a musculoskeletal pain specialist. At Southern Rehab he is the Medical Director and is responsible for the provision of medical services within the organisation. Clinically he works as a member of the pain management team and concussion service. John has authored numerous papers on his area of expertise.
Executive Director, Physiotherapist
After graduating as a physiotherapist, Cameron worked for 15 years in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, dealing with sports injuries and surgical rehab. For over 10 years he worked with large employers developing and running health and safety programmes, as well as rehabilitating people back into work. He also completed a Master’s degree that included a thesis on pain. At Southern Rehab he is the director of IT and director of marketing. Clinically he works with people who have complex and persistent pain problems.
Chairman & Independent Director
Tim Roper is a qualified pharmacist who became the CEO of Unichem Chemists Limited in 1981 now known as Pharmacy Brands Limited. Tim developed this company to be the first pharmacy group to list on the New Zealand Stock Exchange. He retired from this role in 2007. In 2008 Tim was appointed to the role of Executive Director of the New Zealand Self-Medication Industry Association, a part-time position, which allowed him to apply his extensive skills in the pharmacy industry while living with his wife on a lifestyle block south of Auckland. He retired from this position in May 2016.
Tim has been Advisory Chair for Southern Rehab from late 2015 until his appointment as Non-Executive Independent Director and Chair in May 2017.
Mark completed his training at Otago University, School of Physiotherapy in 2000, and has worked in neuromuscular rehabilitation since this time. He has a clinical interest that focusses on recovery from spinal cord and brain injury. He completed his Masters of Rehabilitation in 2012 at AUT. At Southern Rehab he is the director of growth and works actively within the senior executive team to achieve the strategic projects set by the board.
Mike is Managing Partner at Deloitte in Dunedin. He has worked for Deloitte for almost 25 years both overseas and in New Zealand. Mike, his wife and two sons are passionate advocates of the Otago region and enjoy many outdoor activities together.
Mike’s governance career spans a variety of organisations across many different industries, disciplines and life-cycles, including private sector, community, not for profit and large public-sector entities.
Mike’s priority as a Board member is to identify with the culture, values and objectives of the organisation and what they are wanting to achieve. With Mike’s background, Southern Rehab have the benefit of a strong core of financial skills along with robust strategic thinking to support them as they look forward to further growth and delivering best-in-class integrated rehabilitation and health services.