Goldman Sachs CEO’s big plans for Aucklanders' health
The way Dr Richard Frith tells it, after an awards evening about five years ago run by the Auckland District Health Board’s A+ Trust, Goldman Sachs chief executive Andrew Barclay asked him more insightful questions in five minutes than he had been asked in the whole decade or more he had chaired the trust.
Dr Frith immediately asked him to be one of his external directors at the charity.
Why did the Goldman Sachs chief executive accept the role? “ I saw the opportunity to do tremendous good – and to move healthcare forward in Auckland and also nationally,”
Although the Starship Foundation, the fundraising arm for the Starship Children’s Health, has been going for over 25 years, adult health services did not have their own fundraising arm. “The time has come for this idea – in fact it’s long overdue,”
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