Dr Pete Watson
National Director – Medical, Te Whatu Ora
Dr Pete Watson is the National Director – Medical, a key national executive clinical leadership role in the new national entity Te Whatu Ora.
Pete is a Pakeha New Zealander, an Otago Medical graduate and a Paediatrician and Adolescent Health Specialist. Pete worked as a medical specialist for almost 3 decades 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.