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Secretariat & Board Members


The secretariat is based in Wellington and is a small team of dedicated individuals working towards improving modern medicines access for New Zealand patients.

Dr Graeme Jarvis

Chief Executive Officer
[email protected]

Grace Abbott

Digital Communications Advisor
[email protected]
027 534 6461

Tanya Baker

Science and Technical Advisor
[email protected]

Monica Franklin

Office Manager / Board Secretary
[email protected]

Jennifer Lei

Research Analyst
[email protected]

Board Members

Medicines New Zealand's Board of Directors comprises of two independent directors (the Chairman and the Te Ao Māori director) and seven elected directors from member companies. 

Todd Krieble

Independent Board Chairman

Alex Muelhaupt

Board Vice-Chairman
General Manager NZ, Roche

Vanessa Eparaima

Te Ao Māori Director

Tony Davison

Business Unit Manager, Boehringer Ingelheim

Vanessa Gascoigne

New Zealand Director, MSD

Louise Graham

Director, Head of Market Access ANZ, Pfizer

Jo Johnston

General Manager, Novartis NZ

Michelle Kapinga

General Manager, Aspen

Sophie Prentice

General Manager, Healthcare Logistics

Amanda Southcombe

General Manager, GSK NZ


Our members are engaged in the research, development, manufacture and marketing of prescription medicines and vaccines. These medicines help keep New Zealanders out of hospital, prevent and treat disease and play a pivotal role in ensuring a healthy active community.

Associate Members