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Peter Lennox

Peter Lennox took up the role of Chief Executive at ESR in August 2020. Peter brings with him many years of experience working in global biotechnology and meteorology sectors, as well as a well-balanced blend of commercial and scientific disciplines.


Born in Northern Ireland, Peter spent much of working life in Scotland, where he was the director of biotechnology networks for Scottish Enterprise, the national economic development agency of Scotland, from 1999 to 2002. After emigrating to New Zealand in 2002, Peter took up the post of Director for Industry New Zealand’s biotechnology sector. From 2011 to 2020, he was the Chief Executive of MetService and its international subsidiary Metraweather. During his tenure at MetService, he was New Zealand’s designated Permanent Representative with the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Peter has post-graduate degrees in biochemistry and biological sciences from Queen's University (Belfast) and Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh), as well as an MBA in Finance and Strategy from Glasgow University. He has also studied at the London Business School.