Tō mātau tari

E tautokona ana te Kaitohutohu Pūtaiao Matua a te Pirimia e tētahi rōpū iti, ko te nuinga kei Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau.

Tākuta Susie Meade

Kaitohutohu Matua

Susie was the Principal Advisor to Juliet Gerrard and the Forum of Chief Science Advisors. She continues to support the Forum and relationships with the offices of Chief Science Advisors internationally, and will support the transition to the incoming PMCSA in due course.

Susie has a rural background, having been bought up on a sheep and beef farm in rural Nelson. She completed her PhD in Chemistry at the University of Canterbury. She has over 25 years’ experience in the Aotearoa New Zealand science system as a researcher and in science management. Immediately prior to joining the team, Susie was the manager of a Centre of Research Excellence, QuakeCoRE. Susie will be spending time in Wellington and Christchurch.


Ahorangi Juliet Gerrard FRSNZ HonFRSC

Juliet held the position of PM’s Chief Science Advisor from July 1 2018 – June 30 2024. Her vision for the role centred around four qualities: rigour, inclusivity, transparency and accessibility.  She aimed to create a trusted bridge between science, society and government. Completed projects and advice are all archived on this website and available to download.

Juliet is also a Professor at the University of Auckland, a position to which she has now returned.  You can contact her at j.gerrard@auckland.ac.nz