Dr Pete Watson Interim National Director - Medical for Te Whatu Ora - Health NZ
Pete is a Pakeha New Zealander, an Otago Medical graduate and a Paediatrician and Adolescent Health Specialist. Since his trainee days Pete has worked across a range of academic, clinical and leadership roles in Counties Manukau.
In recent years Pete has held leadership roles in New Zealand’s Ministry of Health and as Counties Manukau’s Chief Medical Officer and acting CEO up until 1 July, 2022 and the creation of Aotearoa New Zealand’s new health entity Te Whatu Ora. His appointment as National Director – Medical is a key national executive clinical leadership role in the new national entity.