She’s a second generation New Zealander from Ōtara, and she’s about to be one of the most powerful people in health, Stuff reveals. On July 1, 20 district health boards and a workforce of more than 80,000 will become one entity: Health NZ. Its inaugural chief executive, Fepulea’i Margie Apa, will lead the new Crown entity Health NZ, taking the reins of the public health system from 20 district health boards.