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Contact us

Feel free to get in touch with members of our team (see staff list further down the page).

How to find us

Physical address:
Level 3 - ProCARE Building, Grafton Mews, at 110 Stanley Street (GPS: 50 Grafton Road), Grafton, Auckland 1010
Postal address:
PO Box 5541, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141
09 303 5200

Our staff

The standard format for email addresses is first name initial and last name in full, followed by

For example:

Chief Executive

  • Professor Sunny Collings Chief Executive
  • Jacqui Tweedale Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive


For website, media, and other communications-related enquiries:

  • Aileen Coombe Communications Manager
  • Suzy Botica Senior Communications Advisor

Finance and Corporate Services

  • Grant Barnett Director, Business Operations and Chief Financial Officer
  • Rebecca Lok Management Accountant
  • Sandra Burge Finance Administrator
  • Ai Lan Pau Accounts Payable Assistant

Knowledge Management and Information Systems

  • Esther Viljoen Senior Advisor Business Operations Optimisation
  • Peter Adams IT Systems Administrator
  • Jason Cleaver Web Developer


For enquiries related to legal and ethics matters, please contact:

  • Lana Lon Project Manager, Ethics

Investment Processes

  • Dr Vernon Choy Director of Research Investment and Contracts
  • Dr Katie Palastanga Research Investment Manager - Biomedical 
  • Dr Miguel Jo-Avila Research Investment Manager - Biomedical
  • Lucy Pomeroy Senior Research Investment Manager
  • Luke Garland Research Investment Manager - Public Health
  • Dr Deming Gong Manager Research Investment Contracts
  • Melanie Duncan PA/Administrator
  • Toni Liu Assistant Research Investment Manager
  • Vlatka Matich Administrative Assistant

Māori Health Research

  • Stacey Pene Senior Manager, Māori Health Research Investment
  • Le-Shan Pomana-Wesley Assistant Research Investment Manager
  • Natasha Hall Health Equity Policy Advisor
  • Catherine Ramzan PA/Administrator

Pacific Health Research

  • Tolotea Lanumata Manager of Pacific Research Investment

Research Partnerships

For enquiries about the HRC's Partnership Programme, please contact:

  • Fiona Kenning Research Investment Manager, International
  • Scott Aitken Research Investment Manager, Research Partnerships
  • Lea Narciso Research Investment Manager, Research Partnerships
  • Potesia Cocker Administrator

Strategy and Policy

  • Dr Tania Pocock Director of Strategy and Policy
  • Dr Patricia Anderson Chief Advisor
  • Zoe McKechnie Strategic Relationships Manager
  • Megan Willmott Senior Evaluation Analyst
  • Jessica Glen Senior Impact Evaluation Analyst
  • Joshua Cronin-Lampe, Policy Analyst
  • Jessie McMath System Design and Performance Analyst 
  • Dr Alexandra Boyle Policy Analyst 
  • Catherine Ramzan PA/Administrator