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


Ō mātau kaihautū matua / Our senior leaders

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Dr Brett Cowan

Chief Scientist, Dr Brett Cowan, has an eclectic range of qualifications. They include degrees in engineering, medicine and business, as well as studies in philosophical theology and ancient history.

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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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John Bone

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

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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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Mark Ottaway

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

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Peter Lennox

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

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Trish Bolger

Trish Bolger brings considerable HR management experience to the role of GM People, Culture & Capability.

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