Our People

New Zealanders for Health Research has a governing board with broad representation from industry, patient advocacy groups, philanthropic organisations and health research institutes.

Graham Malaghan







Frances Benge
CEO - Cure Kids






Paul Smith
Country Director - Merck, Sharp & Dohme NZ






Martin Gagnon
Director of Research and Enterprise, University of Otago






Professor Dave Harper
Acting Pro Vice Chancellor, Faculties of Architecture & Design, Science & Engineering – Victoria University of Wellington





Nadia Levin
CEO – Research Australia





Associate Professor Lindsey White

Associate Dean (Research and Enterprise), Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, AUT





Peter Surman

Chief Scientific Officer, Douglas Pharmaceuticals






Chris Higgins
Chief Executive
New Zealanders for Health Research
Email: [email protected]

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