Karl Metzler

Karl is very passionate about health and patient centered care. That's a good thing, because as CEO of Gore Health Ltd he is responsible for managing not only the delivery of health services to the community, but also looking after the 120 wonderful employees who work for GHL.

Karl understands the challenges of rural healthcare and his innovative approach has put Gore Hospital at the forefront of new technological and workforce initiatives such as, VitalMed, AgilityTRX, Health Care Robots and the use of Physician Assistants.

Originally from South Africa, Karl received an MA/MSc in Clinical Psychology from the University of Stellenbosch in 1994. In 1998, he immigrated to New Zealand and joined the Southern District Health Board as a Clinical Psychologist. By 2002, he was ready for a move to the dark side and became Manager of Community Mental Health Services. Karl earned a Diploma in Business Management from Waikato University in 2004, and in 2008 he jointed GHL as the CEO. In addition to his duties at GHL, he has been seconded to the SDHB Executive Leadership Team two days a week.

Karl is married to Ann and they have three children. When he has some free time he likes to go trout fishing and take advantage of his Sky Sport subscription.  

  • Gore Hospital
  • 9 Birch Lane
  • Gore 9710


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