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
Hills is built on.
THE DIFFERENCE? EXPERTISE
State-of-the-art technology and instruments mean little without the right people to operate them. At Hills, 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, Hills 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.
With a PhD in molecular biology from the University of Leeds, Dr Matt Glenn moved to New Zealand from England in 1995 to begin his career as a scientist at Genesis Research and Development Corporation Limited in Auckland. Swiftly adding management experience to his scientific background, Dr Glenn was soon appointed head of the company’s Genomics Division. He has since worked in management roles for some of New Zealand’s most successful companies, including Fonterra and Ballance Agri-Nutrients. For the five years prior to his appointment at Hill Laboratories, Dr Glenn was the founder and principal of Idea Partners, a specialist management consultancy company.
Dr Matt Glenn joined Hill Laboratories as General Manager of Operations and Analytical Technology in 2014, bringing almost two decades of executive management experience in the Biotechnology, Biopharmaceutical, Food Ingredients and Chemicals industries. Two years later, Dr Glenn assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer after a restructure of the executive leadership team.
Originally from South Africa, Alistair spent 19 years in the UK before moving to New Zealand in 2009.
Alistair has worked for a range of large international organisations, within the manufacturing, service and analytical laboratory industries. His experience ranges from broad commercial and financial management and reporting to mergers and acquisitions.
Following the completion of his PhD in microbiology at the University of Otago, Bart spent 16 years working internationally, leading and managing businesses in the biotechnology sector. Before his arrival at Hill Laboratories in 2014, he was Chief Commercial Officer at a life science company in Southern California, where he managed international subsidiaries in Europe and Asia, as well as global operations, business development and sales.
After joining Hill Laboratories as the new Agricultural Divisional Manager, Bart was appointed to the newly formed General Manager - Commercial role after a management restructure in 2015. His primary roles and responsibilities are overseeing the companies sales and marketing strategies for Agriculture, Environmental, and Food and Bioanalytical sectors.
Originally from Ireland, Stu gained his Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource Management in Belfast. He has worked in HR for over 10 years, including roles at the NHS (United Kingdom) and Hamilton City Council.
Stu joined Hill Laboratories from his senior HR advisor position at Opus International Consultants Ltd in 2015. "When the role came up with Hill Laboratories, I thought it would be a good fit for me as it has a good reputation, is well established and is a family business, which I was raised in."
Originally from the UK, Anita arrived in New Zealand in 2003, putting her Masters in Medical Laboratory Science from Nottingham Trent University to good use at a hospital pathology laboratory in Taranaki, before shifting to another laboratory in Lower Hutt. After a merge with Medical Laboratory Wellington in 2006, Anita stepped into a senior management role at Aotea Pathology and gained a post-graduate diploma in business administration from Victoria University in 2011.
Anita joined Hill Laboratories in 2015 from Aotea Pathology Ltd. (now Wellington SCL Ltd.) where she was general manager of the lab service. She replaced Matt Glenn in the General Manager - Operations role after a restructure.
Jonno 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 Hills 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.