Dr Lee Mathias has a wealth of private and public healthcare experience. She has worked in the health services sector for over forty years, as a clinician, a business owner, a consultant, an educator, and as a Board director. Dr Lee Mathias has made an invaluable contribution to midwifery and maternity care in New Zealand, and utilized her considerable entrepreneurial skills to build successful businesses and enhance the governance of many leading organizations.

She has had a wide range of professional directorships primarily in health related companies. Dr Mathias has taught in Health and Environmental Sciences, Business and Law facilities of AUT, Population Health faculty, University of Auckland and MBA programmes, University of the South Pacific.

Dr Lee Mathias is an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, and is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand.