Miller, Nigel /

Nigel Miller

Chief Medical Officer, Southern District Health Board

Nigel came to New Zealand from the UK in 1992 as a Geriatrician and General Physician. He became Clinical Director of the Canterbury Older Persons Health Service in 1994 and then CMO in 2003 transferring to Southern in 2016. Nigel has worked to develop and improve health services, particularly for older people over the years including initiating and leading the InterRAI aged care assessment programme, leading the development of information systems regionally and nationally including the Health Connect South and Health One systems. Nigel has also played a role in disaster and emergency response including the Christchurch Earthquakes and more recently Covid-19. He continues clinical practice as a Geriatrician and Physician in addition to the CMO role. Nigel is a lifelong cyclist and advocate for active transport.