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GSK is a global biopharma company with the ambition and purpose to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together.

We aim to positively impact the health of 2.5 billion people over the next 10 years. Our bold ambitions for patients are reflected in new commitments to growth and a step-change in performance.

We prioritise innovation in vaccines and specialty medicines, maximising the increasing opportunities to prevent and treat disease. At the heart of this is our R&D focus on the science of the immune system, human genetics and advanced technologies, and our world-leading capabilities in vaccines and medicines development. We will focus on four therapeutic areas: infectious diseases, HIV, oncology, and immunology.

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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.

Our medicines

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 vaccines

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

Product information and reporting adverse events

If you are a patient or a healthcare professional looking for product information, would like to report an adverse event or have a quality concern related to our Medicines or Vaccines, please call Medical Information on 0800 808 500 or email: mel.australia-medinfo@gsk.com. Our Privacy Notice outlines how GSK handles the processing of personal information when dealing with your enquiry, complaint or adverse event report. As product information and availability varies country to country, we are able to respond to New Zealand enquiries only. For general enquiries please contact our offices. Please note, we cannot provide medical advice. If you have questions about your specific medical condition, please consult your healthcare professional.

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Media enquiries

Students and graduates

We are excited to announce that applications for our 2023 industry-based learning program are open! Apply now to one of the below business streams:​

  • Medical & Clinical
  • Marketing & Sales
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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

First Line Sales 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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Eddie Lim

Medical Operations Manager

Joined GSK in 2016

What is your background?

I graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Pharmacy and a Master of Management. I worked as a Community and Compounding Pharmacist for a couple of years before joining GSK in 2016 as a Medical Representative. In 2017, I was presented with an exciting opportunity to join the Medical team, and I have since worked as a Medical Science Liaison, ANZ Compliance Manager, and currently as a Medical Operations Manager.

What do you like about working with GSK?

GSK is an amazing place to work in because of its commitment to excellent world class research and utilising its scientific capabilities to ensure that improving patient outcomes is always the number one focus.

What does your role entail?

My role covers a variety of areas including but not limited to medical operations, compliance, governance and medical affairs, with the aim of ensuring that the medical team has the capabilities to function smoothly and cohesively as a unit.

What has been your career highlight so far?

In my time with GSK so far, it has been an absolute pleasure to have been given the opportunity to scientifically engage and support health care professionals all across New Zealand in order to create a better understanding of our respiratory portfolio of medicines.

What do you do when you are not at work?

Outside of working hours, I can be found walking my dog, gardening, watching American Football (Go Packers!!) and occasionally deliberating whether or not to pick up baking again.

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Rachel Taylor

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, riding bikes, walking around some of the lovely walkways NZ has and swimming. When I have some time to myself I enjoy riding with friends, reading and playing soccer in our GSK social football team.

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Responsible business

Engaging our community

GSK New Zealand is honoured to support Youthline. This youth development organisation offers 24-hour advice and support to thousands of young Kiwis and their families in times of difficulty or crisis.

Working with healthcare professionals

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. 

View our 2020 disclosure report - PDF 483.6KB 

View our 2021 disclosure report - PDF 467.0KB

 

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Useful links

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.

GSK New Zealand Terms & Conditions of Supply for Pharma - PDF 259.3KB

Medicines New Zealand Code of Practice
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