Geraint Martin took up the role of Chief Executive of Te Papa, New Zealand’s national museum in May 2017. The role combines his significant experience in leading Crown Entities with his personal passion for Arts and Culture and the positive social impact of institutions in shaping society.
Before taking up the position at Te Papa, Geraint led Counties Manukau District Health Board from 2006 to 2017. Under his leadership, the CMDHB has been recognised as one of the highest performing health systems in Australasia. Serving one of New Zealand’s most diverse communities, it delivers health services to half a million people in the community.
Originally from Wales, Geraint earned an honours degree in history before beginning his career in the health sector. He has held senior leadership roles in the sector throughout the UK, including Chief Executive of the Kettering General Hospital NHS Trust, and Director of Health and Social Care Strategy for Wales.
His post-graduate work has focused on economics and corporate strategy and he holds a masters degree in policy and management. Geraint is also adjunct Professor at both AUT and Victoria University, Wellington.
He is Chair of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, a Council member of AUT, a member of the Institute of Directors, & previously the Board of The NZ Health Quality and Safety Commission.