Specialty Trainees of New Zealand
STONZ

The Team

Meet The Team

HEATH LASH: CHAIRMAN

Heath is the founder and chairman of STONZ. He is a final year Orthopaedic Surgical Trainee, he is also currently the representative of New Zealand surgical trainees to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, a role he has had since 2016.

Heath has recently moved to Auckland with his young family to start a fellowship in hand surgery.

Email: chairman@STONZ.co.nz

EARLE SAVAGE: SECRETARY   Earle is a SET 3 Orthopaedic Surgical Trainee based in Waikato. In a previous life Earle was a physiotherapist who ran a large Musculoskeletal and Occupational Rehabilitation company with 6 practices based in the Waikato and Christchurch before being enticed into medicine. He brings a savvy business mind to the team.  He has served on several DHB clinical boards, and worked at a board level in Waikato representative sport. He lives with his young family in Hamilton.  Email:  secretary@STONZ.co.nz

EARLE SAVAGE: SECRETARY

Earle is a SET 3 Orthopaedic Surgical Trainee based in Waikato. In a previous life Earle was a physiotherapist who ran a large Musculoskeletal and Occupational Rehabilitation company with 6 practices based in the Waikato and Christchurch before being enticed into medicine. He brings a savvy business mind to the team.

He has served on several DHB clinical boards, and worked at a board level in Waikato representative sport. He lives with his young family in Hamilton.

Email: secretary@STONZ.co.nz

BLAIR YORK - TREASURER   Blair is a SET 4 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Trainee. He is currently working at Middlemore Hospital. He is also the Plastic Surgery national representative to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Trainees Association.  Blair lives in Auckland with his wife and 2 young children.  Email:  Treasurer@STONZ.co.nz

BLAIR YORK - TREASURER

Blair is a SET 4 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Trainee. He is currently working at Middlemore Hospital. He is also the Plastic Surgery national representative to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Trainees Association.

Blair lives in Auckland with his wife and 2 young children.

Email: Treasurer@STONZ.co.nz

 
RICHARD STOREY - RESEARCH   Richard joins with his passion for good research and practice changing projects. His role is to support and encourage research being undertaken by SToNZ members, particularly focusing on safer working environments and training smarter.  Richard already has a first-class honours degree, several publications and award winning conference presentations behind him so is well placed to help answer your research questions. SToNZ research grants can now be applied for through the research tab on this website.  Email:  research@STONZ.co.nz

RICHARD STOREY - RESEARCH

Richard joins with his passion for good research and practice changing projects. His role is to support and encourage research being undertaken by SToNZ members, particularly focusing on safer working environments and training smarter.

Richard already has a first-class honours degree, several publications and award winning conference presentations behind him so is well placed to help answer your research questions. SToNZ research grants can now be applied for through the research tab on this website.

Email: research@STONZ.co.nz

LINDA PORTER - SUPPORT ADMINISTRATOR   Linda is an experienced ‘sidekick’ and has many challenges under her belt! Formerly from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and then the New Zealand Association of General Surgeons, she brings a wealth of administrative and organisational experience to STONZ, with a smile.  Linda resides in Wellington with her 3 teenage children.  Email:  support @STONZ.co.nz

LINDA PORTER - SUPPORT ADMINISTRATOR

Linda is an experienced ‘sidekick’ and has many challenges under her belt! Formerly from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and then the New Zealand Association of General Surgeons, she brings a wealth of administrative and organisational experience to STONZ, with a smile.

Linda resides in Wellington with her 3 teenage children.

Email: support @STONZ.co.nz

KATE CLAPPERTON-REES - RMO ADVISOR & DHB LIAISON   Kate is our newest team member and joins us with a background in Human Resources and Healthcare. Kate and her entourage of pets moved from Auckland to Christchurch in 2015 so that her husband could be part of the new Burwood Hospital re-build and they decided to stay.  Prior to moving to Christchurch in 2015, Kate was part of the team at the Northern Regional Alliance and held a number of roles there over the years including Allocations and Training, Operations Team Leader, and she was also involved in the Workforce Development Team. Prior to joining SToNZ Kate worked at Christchurch International Airport in the People and Culture team.  Email:  kate@STONZ.co.nz

KATE CLAPPERTON-REES - RMO ADVISOR & DHB LIAISON

Kate is our newest team member and joins us with a background in Human Resources and Healthcare. Kate and her entourage of pets moved from Auckland to Christchurch in 2015 so that her husband could be part of the new Burwood Hospital re-build and they decided to stay.

Prior to moving to Christchurch in 2015, Kate was part of the team at the Northern Regional Alliance and held a number of roles there over the years including Allocations and Training, Operations Team Leader, and she was also involved in the Workforce Development Team. Prior to joining SToNZ Kate worked at Christchurch International Airport in the People and Culture team.

Email: kate@STONZ.co.nz