New CEO for Physiotherapy New Zealand

January 2015

Joe Asghar has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Physiotherapy New Zealand.

Joe comes to PNZ from Diabetes New Zealand in Wellington, where he has spent the last four years as Chief Executive.

A qualified pharmacist, Joe is originally from Scotland and has experience working in the health sector in the United Kingdom in management roles. He has masterís degrees in both science and in business administration.

Since moving to New Zealand he has worked at the Foundation for Research, Science & Technology and with the Royal Society of New Zealand contributing to international activities, policy development and relationship building. Joe is also currently chair of the Hutt Valley PHO

Joe replaces Karen McLeay who spent six years with Physiotherapy New Zealand as CEO.