Tried, tested and trusted for over 30 years. For three decades our focus has remained unchanged: providing New Zealanders with the best analytical testing service on offer.
Founded in 1984 by Dr Roger and Anne Hill, Hill Laboratories has grown to become New Zealand’s largest privately owned analytical laboratory. We use the latest technologies to supply a broad range of laboratory tests to domestic and international markets in three testing areas: Agriculture, Environmental and Food. With a dedicated team of expert Client Services Managers across all of our market sectors, we pride ourselves on our unwavering commitment to providing a quality customer service experience.
Why should you choose Hill Laboratories for your analytical testing services?
THE PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE
Attention to detail, industry leading quality systems and our desire to continually improve our service has kept Hill Laboratories at the forefront of analytical testing in New Zealand.
AN INDEPENDENT ADVANTAGE
Hill Laboratories is New Zealand’s largest independent laboratory, guaranteeing impartial, accurate information and results, every time. Conducting business with honesty and integrity are the values on which Hill Laboratories is built on.
THE DIFFERENCE? EXPERTISE
State-of-the-art technology and instruments mean little without the right people to operate them. At Hill Laboratories, it’s the expertise that sets us apart. Our highly qualified and experienced team has the knowledge and nous to tackle any analytical testing scenario, often pioneering new tests for many industries.
TESTING FROM A-Z
Soil, feed, water, air, food, wine – we’ve got New Zealand covered. With a comprehensive suite of analytical tests for the agriculture, environmental, and food and bioanalytical sectors, Hill Labs offers a one-stop-shop.
Our Executive Team
Roger Hill was born in Te Aroha and studied at the University of Auckland, graduating with a PhD in Chemistry in 1979. His first and only employment was with a small company called Analytical Services Ltd. in Cambridge. This involved setting up and then managing the privately owned soil testing laboratory. After eight years, he left to start up Hill Laboratories with his wife Anne in 1984. The rest, as they say, is history.
Roger remains active in the company, providing both strategic leadership and a vast amount of technical knowledge to the executive team. Roger has been involved in many industry organisations, including the Australasian Soil and Plant Analysis Council, the New Zealand Association of Consulting Labs. He is a trustee of The Hamilton Science Awards Trust and in 2012, was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Waikato for his contribution to science.
Dr Jonno Hill joined Hill Laboratories immediately after finishing his studies at the University of Canterbury in 2005, where he studied Molecular Biology and Chemistry, and graduated with a PhD in Organic Synthetic Chemistry.
He spent his first four years at Hill Laboratories in the Analytical Technology groups of the Environmental, and Food and Bioanalytical divisions. Here, he primarily developed methods on the company’s high-tech pesticide residue testing instruments. The following two years, Jonno spent time in an Operational Management role in the company’s Food and Bioanalytical division. In December 2011, he moved into the Senior Management position of Division Manager - Environmental.
After a restructure in 2015, Jonno stepped into the role of General Manager - Technology, overseeing the companies implementation and use of lab and information technology. In May 2018, he took over the Chief Executive Officer role from the departing Dr Matt Glenn.
Kirsty is a chartered accountant, with over 18 years experience in finance roles. She started at Deloitte in Wellington, before moving into corporate sector roles in technology consulting and regional newspapers in Australia and Scotland. She then returned to New Zealand and worked in the roading industry. More recently she was the Chief Financial Officer at Pinnacle Midlands Health Network, a primary health organisation in Hamilton.
Jen completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Auckland before commencing a career in human resources, which has spanned industries such as fire & security, financial services and primary industries. She started her career at multinational organisation Tyco. With 15+ years' experience in Human Resources, Jen joined Hill Laboratories in mid-2020, before joining the Executive Leadership Team in early 2022.
Paul held multiple roles at Hill Labs from 2009 through until 2013 including working on strategic business development, managing the Agriculture division at Clyde Street and Microbiology at Clow Place. He rejoined in July 2018 as General Manager - Operations. Paul is part-way through an executive MBA at Waikato University.
Originally from South Africa, Riaan studied Biochemistry at North-West University. He began his career in sales as a product specialist representative with Roche Pharmaceuticals, based in South Africa and then in Auckland. He returned to South Africa where he moved into project management and later general management before coming back to New Zealand and joining Hill Laboratories in 2020 as our Market Sector Manager – Food and Bioanalytical. Riaan has carried the learnings from this role forward into his current role as General Manager - Commercial.