The Social Healthcare Crisis

3 min read
March 15, 2024

On Tuesday, 9 April we hosted a webinar that explored the social healthcare crisis in New Zealand in recognition of World Health Day.

The FSC's research and Blueprint for Growth recognises that New Zealanders increasingly worry about healthcare accessibility and affordability.

The burden on the public system is growing more apparent, and global health systems are facing crisis as populations live longer. How can we increase public-private collaboration and use the private sector's skills to reduce the strain on the public health system?

We also explored our latest research on how Kiwis view and engage with health insurance, insights and trends on the current and future state of healthcare, and the emerging influence of healthspan and what it means for New Zealand’s healthcare.

Watch the replay:


Louise Zacest
Chief Executive, UniMed

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Louise Zacest is Chief Executive of UniMed, New Zealand’s specialist workplace health insurer. Along with the rest of the UniMed team, she is motivated by a genuine commitment to help keep working New Zealanders and their whānau in lifelong good health.

Louise has more than 25 years’ experience in financial and health services, spanning insurance, banking, investment, and health service delivery across both the private and public sectors.

Rob Campbell
Chancellor of Te Wānanga Aronui o Tāmaki Makau Rau (Auckland University of Technology), Chair of Ara 
Ake, Chair of NZ Rural Land Co, and Advisor to BBM.

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Rob is one of New Zealand’s leading professional directors, with more than 40 years’ experience in capital markets and as director and advisor to local and international businesses and organisations. 

He is committed to seeing Aotearoa take a leadership role in the field of emissions lowering energy innovation and commercialisation, and is passionate about improving diversity and inclusion, promoting sustainability as a core value, and creating equality in the organisations he is involved with. 

Trained as an economist and holding degrees of BA (Hons)(1st) and M.Phil. (Economics) Rob joined the union movement in the 1970s and became a member of the Federation of Labour and Labour Party executives.  

Rob is the Chancellor of Te Wānanga Aronui o Tāmaki Makau Rau (Auckland University of Technology), Chair of Ara Ake, Chair of NZ Rural Land Co, and Advisor to BBM. 

He has served as the Chair of various private companies and public organisations including Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand, SkyCity Entertainment Group Ltd, Summerset Group Ltd, Tourism Holdings Ltd, and WEL Networks Ltd. 

In 2019, Rob was awarded the Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) and is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors (CFinstD). He was recognised as a Distinguished Alumni of Victoria University (Te Herenga Waka) in 2019.

David Bishop
Research Lead, FSC

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David has over twenty years' experience in the global financial services sector, growing businesses, creating and developing teams, and driving strategic development through research, data and technology. A keen collaborator, he delivers value through working with diverse stakeholder groups including government, regulators, communities and industry to achieve mutually beneficial goals.

David is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, is a Master of Strategic Marketing, a Master of Wine Science and a budding viticulturist and winemaker in his spare time.

Richard Klipin (Facilitator)

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Richard is the CEO of the FSC. He has extensive experience in leading and transforming Industry Associations, Life Insurance manufacturers and Financial Advice businesses, having held senior leadership roles in all sectors over the past 16 years. Organisations include Sovereign Assurance, ANZ Banking Group, Association of Financial Advisers and ING. Richard is known as a community builder, skilfully engaging and influencing a diverse range of stakeholders to create common purpose, connection and enable collaboration.

Richard holds an MBA from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, a Bachelor of Arts and Diploma of Education from Macquarie University and recently completed the Denison Miller Senior Executive leadership programme as well as the innovative ‘Rethinking Leadership’ programme with the Hunger Project in India.