Health Hawkes Bay

Health Hawke’s Bay is the region’s single Primary Health Organisation (PHO), covering a population of over 161,000. We aim to improve health outcomes and life expectancy across our beautiful bay, as well as reducing inequalities for our Māori, Pacific and high needs families.

We are a publicly funded organisation with a Board and CEO who are passionate about health and Hawke’s Bay, and who are supported by a dedicated team of professionals in a wide range of roles.

Health Hawke’s Bay believe making it easier for people to access health care is fundamental to improving the health of the community. Health is a community and personal responsibility and the PHO is committed to helping all to take care of themselves, their families and whānau.

Health Hawke’s Bay have been working with John Hutchinson (PlanA Consulting) since 2016, primarily assisting the PHO with governance advice and latterly assisting with the complexities and outcomes of strategic thinking and planning.

Health Hawke’s Bay engaged John to work closely with Health Hawke’s Bay Board of Directors to undertake a full board performance review, the results of which were delivered concisely and professionally. John has also facilitated strategic planning and thinking workshops at both a governance and operational level, with Health Hawke’s Bay drawing on his expertise to get full engagement and outcomes for the PHO.

John brings a professional, commercially savvy perspective to the work that he undertakes for the PHO, spending time to understand the desired outcomes and utilising his skills to draw the right information to deliver a comprehensive outcome.

Health Hawkes Bay

 Alexander Construction

We are a building contractor based in Hawkes Bay since 1949, with an affiliated construction company in Palmerston North. Following a selection process John began to attend our board meetings as an independent advisor in 2012.

He brought to the table experience from a wide variety of industries and businesses (including his own), which we valued as a particular strength.
He has remained faithful to his confidentiality to all his clients during his conversations and helped guide robustness into our organisation.

John’s biggest contribution would have to be around strategic thinking and planning for the business, with a particular skill in facilitating sessions that will result in clear outcomes in an easy to interpret format, that is regularly reviewed on progress.

Alexander Construction Group of Companies

Sales Impact provides sales training solutions for businesses across the country, ranging from small to medium to corporates.
We have been working with John for the past year ever since I took over as Director of the company. John acts as our Business Advisor providing key advice and strategy & is helping us with the rollout of our licensee network across New Zealand
We can’t say enough good things about John, he has helped our business to stay on track and grow through regular meetings that help to keep us to task.
John has introduced a number of new concepts to our business which have paid for his services many times over.

One of the most valuable aspects of his service is the value of having someone to call when we have a challenge for an independent view.
By helping us to set key strategies we have developed a stronger focus on exactly what we need to do in order to continue to grow.
John’s advice on business is invaluable especially as a first-time director of a company, his knowledge, experience and advice has helped me greatly in my new role.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend John to anyone looking for guidance in their business.

Sales Impact NZ


Indelible is a full-service video production company providing services to not only the local HB clients but also a growing national and international client base.

John has worked with Indelible since 2012 and in more recent years at board level. Specialising in the areas company governance and infrastructure, John has helped Indelible develop strategic tracking and accountability processes across all aspects of the business. He is a valued and insightful member of our board.


Eco Efficient

I am a 25-year old female and at 23 I started my own Solar panel company. I needed someone to offer me some advice and guide me in the right direction. I came across John and have found him extremely helpful ever since. Any random questions I’ve had, or issues with any area (that you don’t necessarily expect), John was always only a phone call or email away. The money I spend with him I get back with helpful reminders to focus on the GP. I would highly recommend him to anyone that is looking for a business advisor

Eco Efficient

Boyce Podiatry

Boyce Podiatry works in the private health sector. We specialise in fixing feet; taking those in our care from better to best. We have clinics in HaveIock North & Napier. I first started working with Hutch in 2016. I was really struggling with making my business profitable and had no idea what to do next to turn it around. My business structure was failing. Hutch took me through a business roadmap review, which continued into a coaching journey educating me on how to run a successful business.There was so much to learn, but he seemed to know when to push and when to support. I really enjoy his enquiry lead conversations and how he fast gains insight into the mechanics and culture of the business. He has helped me work through various business ideas, challenging my thinking about how they would work, helping work out the figures around profitability and return on investments. He keeps me accountable to my goals, reminding me what's really important. My business now has a strong workplace culture, my team have great values that support the business vision and we're back to being profitable.

Boyce Podiatry