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


Our senior leaders

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Peter Lennox

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

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Amber McEwen

Amber McEwen's responsibilities include finance, IT, business support, procurement and property. 

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Dr Libby Harrison

Libby Harrison has a strong background in both science and leadership.

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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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Brett Cowan

Chief Scientist, Assoc Prof 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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Trish Bolger

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

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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

General Manager Strategy Implementation, Mark Ottaway is responsible for the execution and refinement of the organisation’s strategic programmes.

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Jill Vintiner

Jill has recently 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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