The VHIN Executive group currently comprises:

  • Mr Simon Anastasiadis, Social Investment Agency
  • Ms Lucy Ashby, Statistics New Zealand
  • Ms June Atkinson, University of Otago
  • Professor Tony Blakely, University of Otago
  • Ms Laura Cleary – Ministry of Health
  • Associate Professor Gabrielle Davie, University of Otago
  • Professor Jeroen Douwes, Massey University
  • Associate Professor Barry Milne, University of Auckland
  • Ms Meisha Nicolson – Ministry of Health
  • Dr Juliet Rumball-Smith, Precision Driven Health
  • Professor Colin Simpson, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Mr Andrew Sporle, University of Auckland (Māori)


  • Dr Andrea Teng, University of Otago (lead researcher on VHIN funded by Healthier Lives NSC)
  • Dr Sheree Gibb, Otago and Ministry (previously appointed to lead VHIN Catalyst projects)
  • Ms Hilary Day, University of Otago (administrative support)