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






Chris Higgins
Chief Executive
New Zealanders for Health Research
Email: ceo@nz4healthresearch.org.nz