New Zealand

At GSK, we unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together.

We prevent and treat disease with vaccines, specialty and general medicines investing in four core therapeutic areas: infectious diseases, HIV, respiratory/immunology, and oncology. 

Our Ahead Together strategy means intervening early to prevent and change the course of disease, helping to protect people and support healthcare systems.

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Our history in New Zealand traces back over a century. The ‘Glaxo’ in the company name originates from Wellington, where entrepreneur Joseph Nathan established a trading company in 1873. This company laid the foundation for the Glaxo company formed later in Manawatu. New Zealand's role in building the foundations of our company is just one of the many reasons why New Zealand is known for its culture of innovation.


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Our medicine portfolio focuses on four key therapy areas: HIV, oncology, infectious diseases, and immunology, including respiratory diseases.

For further information about our medicines, speak to your doctor or visit the

New Zealand Medsafe website
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Our vaccine portfolio in New Zealand helps protect kiwis against illnesses such as shingles, measles, mumps, rubella, whooping cough (pertussis), influenza, and bacterial meningococcal disease.

For further information about our vaccines, speak to your doctor or visit the 

New Zealand Medsafe website


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Contact details

GSK New Zealand
Level 2 E.2, Generator @GridAKL
12 Madden Street
Wynyard Quarter
Auckland, 1010
Tel: 0800 808 500 or +64 9 367 2900
Fax:+64 9 367 2910 

As product information and availability varies country to country, we are able to respond to New Zealand enquiries only.

If you are a patient or a healthcare professional looking for product information or have a quality concern regarding our products, please call 0800 808 500 or +64 9 367 2900. Please note, if you are a patient, we cannot provide medical advice. If you have questions about your specific medical condition, please consult your healthcare professional.

Our Privacy Notice  outlines how GSK handles the processing of personal information when dealing with your enquiry or complaint.

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To report an adverse event or possible side effect, please use our online Adverse event reporting form or call 0800 808 500 or +64 9 367 2900.

Our Privacy Notice  outlines how GSK handles the processing of personal information when dealing with your report.

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Search for jobs in New Zealand 

Recruitment fraud notice

Be aware of recruitment scams and sharing your personal data. We are aware of fake offers of employment from individuals and organisations claiming to represent GSK or GSK New Zealand. GSK company and colleague details have been used on documentation without permission. More information, including how to report a scam if you think you have been targeted can be found on Fraudulent internet recruitment activities | GSK

We offer a local internship opportunity for undergraduate university students through our 12-month Industry-Based Learning (IBL) program. These internship-type roles in Sales & Marketing and Business Operations provide hands-on experience, allowing you to learn and grow within our supportive teams. Additionally, participants will gain valuable insights into the integrated workings of various business segments. Applications typically open around June each year; for further details, see Students | GSK AU.

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Meet our people

We pride ourselves on our extraordinary and diverse team of people. Learn more about what it’s like to work at GSK in New Zealand from some of our current employees:

Kuini Thompson headshot

Key Account Manager

Joined GSK in 2004

When did you join?

I joined the Glaxo whānau in 2004 as a Dental Representative on the consumer side. In 2005, I was contracted to the Pharma side as the Vaccines representative and worked part-time for both sides of the company. In 2006 I was given a full time role as a Respiratory Sales Representative and have been with the pharma-side of GSK since.

What is your background?

Prior to joining the pharmaceutical industry I was a primary school teacher. I taught year 7 and 8 students. I was part of the working group that developed Tomorrow’s School’s, and helped write the curriculum for various subjects. I was heavily involved with sport and the arts, coached many teams, and co-wrote and produced four school musicals during my teaching career.

In 1997 I joined Hoechst Marion Roussel as a medical representative, and have been in the pharmaceutical industry since.

What do you like about working with GSK?

I enjoy the fact that no 2 days are the same. Every day brings new conversations and challenges. I really love the team environment, and the support we give to each other. Working out in the field could be lonely, but it isn’t, as the team environment and culture we have is one of whānau and manaakitanga.

What does your role entail?

Everything! You name it, we do it! The main component of my role is to get our products into the customers hands. I sell our products to prescribers. I convince them to prescribe our medications to appropriate patients sooner rather than later. There is an educational component to my role, but the main part is to sell.

What has been your career highlight so far?

I don’t have one highlight in my career as a Sales Representative, I have many. The role I have is one that continually evolves. The best part of my role is that you cannot stop as you are constantly learning. Each day the environment changes so we must too. The skill of flexing and adapting whilst continuing to learn is one that I don’t believe any other role could offer and is why I enjoy my role so much.

What do you do when you are not at work?

When I’m not working, I’m either coaching netball, watching my kids play sport, learning how to weave, or just chilling out at home with my family. Whānau time is the most important part of keeping me balanced.

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Zihan Lin headshot

Medical Science Liaison

Joined GSK in 2022

What is your background?

I graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Pharmacy. I have worked as a pharmacist in both community and hospital settings, and as a Clinical Lead prior to joining GSK in 2022 as a Medical Science Liaison.

What do you like about working with GSK?

GSK is a fantastic workplace with a great company culture. We focus on doing the right thing for the communities that we live and work in, and we are lucky to have the opportunity to bring world class research and cutting edge therapies to help Kiwis live better lives.

What does your role entail?

My role sits within the Medical Team and includes educating healthcare providers, communicating scientific data along with important safety information, conducting and participating in scientific meetings and supporting local research and clinical studies.

What has been your career highlight so far?

In my short time at GSK, my career highlight has been the opportunity to engage with key experts and healthcare professionals across New Zealand. These collaborations help to improve health outcomes of patients impacted by a range of different diseases.

What do you do when you are not at work?

Outside of work I can be found taking my furbaby (a 3-year-old Golden Retriever) on adventures, in badminton halls, binge-watching Netflix shows and doing everything you can think of that involves cars.


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Rachel Taylor headshot

Commercial Quality Manager 

Joined GSK in 2000

What is your background?

I completed a Bachelor of Science at Auckland University. After graduating I worked for a Biotech manufacturing company in Quality Assurance for two years. I started at GSK in 2000, and have worked in a number of Quality roles, to find myself now as the Commercial Quality Manager for GSK NZ.

What does your role entail?

My role requires GSK NZ to implement and maintain the highest standards of Quality through our processes we have, and the products we supply. GSK works to a Quality Management System that ensures the best industry standards. We do this by having robust processes, trained staff, and monitoring of our products and processes.

How has GSK supported your career development?

GSK really supports people development. From the day I started at GSK I have been encouraged and supported in my own personal development, with mentors, coaching, internal and external training and on the job training and development.

What do you like about working with GSK?

GSK NZ has a small number of employees, so our roles are very broad and varied. There is always something on the go, and we’re working with a lot of different people around the world so we can ensure we are bring the right products to patients at the right time. Personally it’s really satisfying knowing what we do in our day to day roles, is helping people.

Many New Zealanders (including my own family) will be taking our products and with this feeling better and living longer. I love it when things go well, but in all things there are challenges. So even more satisfying is sorting out issues to maintain supply of Quality product to our customers (patients).

What do you do when you are not at work?

As a family we love being outdoors enjoying the wonderful country we live in. We do a lot of outdoor family activities like riding our bikes, and going swimming together. When I have some time to myself I enjoy taking my dog Lottie for a walk and getting at least 10,000 steps in every day!

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Responsible business

We want GSK to be a diverse, inclusive organisation that attracts and retains outstanding talent, because this brings greater opportunity to create better health outcomes for the patients around the world who rely on our medicines and vaccines.

"We're continually building on our approach to inclusion and diversity for our people, in the way we do business and in the communities in which we operate." Dame Emma Walmsley (GSK CEO)

Spectrum is a GSK Employee Resource Group that celebrates the inclusion of all people regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

GSK New Zealand is also proud to have achieved Rainbow Tick accreditation. This certification process tests whether a workplace welcomes and has appropriate measures in place to support sexual and gender diversity. This accreditation is evidence of our commitment to be a progressive and inclusive organisation which reflects the values of our community.

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GSK New Zealand is moving ahead of disease together with Māori. We are ambitious for Māori patients to achieve equitable health outcomes to honour the principles of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Our Te Ara Whakamua Māori Strategy has three focus areas:

  1. Ako (Understanding and Awareness) based on building understanding, confidence, and Māori capability of our employees.
  2. Tikanga (Procedures and Practices) centred on the embedding tikanga and consideration of Māori values, culture, and beliefs into our everyday ways of working.
  3. Pāhekoheko (Engagement) focused on enhancing of meaningful relationships with Māori stakeholders

With our Te Ara Whakamua initiative firmly established, GSK New Zealand is dedicated to working towards improved health outcomes for iwi Māori by establishing strong partnerships.

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Health professionals in New Zealand can obtain information about GSK products and therapy areas by visiting GSKPro

Disclosure of payments to healthcare professionals

Healthcare professionals are important partners, for example in their roles as prescribers, ensuring quality use of GSK medicines and vaccines, or as experts in their respective fields of medicine applying the latest research. As part of our continued commitment to transparency, we proactively disclose all GSK payments made at an individual level to healthcare professionals on an annual basis. Our payments to HCPs include the provision of services such as speaking at meetings; attending or supporting educational meetings; providing advice as a member of an Advisory Board or as a consultant; attending academic meetings and conferences; as well as travel and accommodation expenses associated with those services. 

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At GSK, our values and expectations are central to everything we do. We expect our employees, and the partners we work with outside our company, to work responsibly and adhere to high standards that reflect our company values. We believe how we deliver is just as important as what we deliver.

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