Peter Huskinson

Peter Huskinson


Peter is an established senior leader with international experience transforming public and private sector services for customers. Peter has a strong track record in health policy, health economics and leadership practice including health leadership roles in NHS England and Te Whatu Ora.

His expertise includes investment prioritisation, cost-effectiveness analysis, commissioning for equity, network development, strategic service planning & service redesign to eliminate waits.
Peter’s previous role as Chief Executive and Director Regional Support Services for Te Whatu Ora included:

  • Leading a 100-strong regional team that convened and delivered integrated programmes with district commissioners and Hospital and Specialist Services, setting priorities and monitoring performance and budget.
  • Delivering governance, health and capital planning, Māori and Pacific equity programmes, contract management, clinical networks, workforce development, operations and employee relations, national public health advocacy and decision support analytics
  • Reconfiguring vulnerable services through new pro-equity models of care and standards-based commissioning; and establishing regional capacity, demand and waitlist management for planned care.


In the UK he implemented local and regional reforms then served as national commissioning director. He was an expert advisor on payment design and developed quality incentives for hospital and specialist services. He was NHS England’s first commercial director, securing access to cost-effective new medicines for cancer and rare diseases and led the award-winning programme to eliminate Hepatitis C.



  • Evaluations
  • Strategy and business cases


  • Health and wellbeing
  • Public sector policy and finance

Qualifications & accolades

  • MSc with distinction, Health Economics Policy & Management, London School of Economics and Political Science, (UK)
  • BSc (Hons) first class, Business Administration, University of Bath (UK)

Recent work highlights include:

  • Delivered integrated regional reform programmes in elective care, cancer, mental health and addiction, child development, diagnostic imaging and pathology, Trauma, Stroke, Cardiac, Oral Health, hepatitis C, Māori and Pacific health
  • Led the development of recommendations for Hospital and Specialist Services operating model to implement the Pae Ora health reforms engaging nationwide clinical, executive and equity leaders
  • Supported reconfiguration of services and new pro-equity regional models of care in Ophthalmology, Vascular Services, Pediatric ENT and Sarcoma Care
  • Rolled out regional demand, capacity, and waitlist management across diagnostic imaging and service reforms