Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall

Minister for Seniors


Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall is the Minister for Seniors and Minister for Food Safety, alongside Associate Minister of Health and Associate Minister of Research, Science and Innovation. She is an infectious diseases doctor who is passionate about preventing illness so that every New Zealander can enjoy good health and live a free and full life.

Dr Verrall grew up in Te Anau, attended medical school at the University of Otago, and is also an expert on vaccines and COVID-19. 
NB: Speakers are ordered alphabetically by last name.