ESR's Senior Leadership Team brings together a range of expertise from science, public and business sectors.


Our senior leaders
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Peter Lennox - Chief Executive

Peter Lennox took up the role of Chief Executive at ESR in August 2020. 

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Trish Bolger

Trish Bolger brings considerable management experience to the role of GM Strategy.

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John Bone

John Bone brings 25 years of leadership and consultancy experience to the role of GM Forensics. 

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Dr Phil Carter

Acting Chief Scientist, Dr Phil Carter is a molecular microbiologist and has worked at ESR for over 22 years.

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Natalie Lombe

Natalie is ESR’s General Manager People and Culture.

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Jymal Morgan

Jymal comes to the role of General Manager Māori Impact Group as an experienced professional leading our organisational drive to support increased impact with Māori.

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Wim Nijhof

Wim joined ESR in 2008 and has over 25 years' experience in managing laboratories and science teams, with a background in clinical microbiology and immunology.

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Mark Ottaway

Mark Ottaway’s responsibilities include finance, IT, business support, procurement and property.

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Dr Jill Vintiner

Jill has joined the SLT as Joint General Manager Health and Environment – Health and is focused on helping to navigate ESR through the reforms occurring in New Zealand’s public health environment. 

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