Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall
The Minister for Seniors is Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall. She is an infectious diseases doctor, passionate about preventing illness so that every New Zealander can enjoy good health and live a free and full life. She is an expert on vaccines, tuberculosis and COVID-19. During the COVID-19 pandemic response, she was instrumental in efforts to improve New Zealand’s contact tracing.
She is also Minister for Food Safety, Associate Minister of Health and Associate Minister of Research Science and Innovation.