Dianne Mulhern


General Manager - Primary Health Care Limited

Dianne is a familiar face to Pinnacle from her time as a community representative on the Midlands Regional Health Network Charitable Trust.

She started with Primary Health Care Limited early in 2020, beginning as a contractor to help deliver the consistent operating model for the practices and stepped into the general manager role in July.

She has a bachelor’s degree in nursing and midwifery, diploma in quality, audit and risk, an international qualification in health and safety, and is a chartered director.

Dianne began her career as a health assistant and went on to train in the hospital system as an enrolled nurse before registering. She worked as a midwife at Birthcare Huntly where she took on the role of quality manager and health and safety manager for the Birthcare group. This lead into health auditing, working as a contract compliance auditor for a variety of providers to audit against the health and disability sector standards. During this time she also worked for HealthShare as a contract auditor.

Dianne owned and operated businesses in New Zealand and offshore independently, and with her husband. This saw her working with a diverse group of people from start up through to sale of businesses and giving her vast experience in strategic and financial planning, management and implementation of systems and processes to meet both internal and external standards.

After selling the family owned businesses Dianne worked as the chief executive for River Ridge East Birth Centre for four years. This role became part-time, and she was contracted to the role of acting chief executive for other health providers to restructure their businesses and improve their financial performance. She has also consulted for both ACC and Worksafe.

Dianne was a member of the maternity quality safety programme at Waikato District Health Board and has been on Hetherington House board since 2017, and was recently re-elected.


Dianne Mulhern