Ceri MacLeod


I have lived in Gore for close to seven years, with my husband Alex and our two daughters, aged 13. We moved to Gore from Adelaide, Australia, but we are originally from the United Kingdom. I love where we live and want to give back to a community that has given so much to us, and made us feel so welcome.

I have an academic and professional background in economic development, with a particular focus on sustainable growth and labour market planning. I am employed by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment as regional lead for the Southland Murihiku Regional Skills Leadership Group (RSLG) – an independent advisory group established to identify and support better ways to meet future skills and workforce needs for our region. Healthcare and wellbeing is one of five priority areas in the RSLG’s inaugural regional workforce plan.

I consider that the quality, availability, and retention of health care provision is of utmost importance to any community. As a Gore resident, I am acutely aware that our community needs reliable, quality healthcare provision for the evolving needs of our population.

Not only is it fundamental to the ongoing wellbeing of our community, but it also plays a key role in population attraction and retention, and the overall resilience of the district.

I feel hugely privileged to be able to play a part in shaping the nature and scope of healthcare delivery locally and to work alongside the incredible team at Gore Health.

The Gore Health model is innovative and exciting, with an inspiring history that puts our community first – something I am equally committed to.