Staff profile: Grant Beattie

(Inside Aotea, April 2010)

Courier team leader


Day-to-day running of couriers. Making sure we meet all expectations that are required with getting specimens delivered to the lab on time and in perfect condition (not hot, not cold, not shaken or stirred). Covering anything that is out of the ordinary and getting it to where it has to be.

Most rewarding part of your job

Getting through the day with everything running on time and smoothly.

How do you most enjoy spending time outside work

I have three dogs who like to go for walks, so try not to mention that word out loud when they are near me. I play lawn bowls whenever I can, most Saturdays and Sundays. Also known to enjoy a quiet beer or two or three.

Health tip

Don’t smoke, and try and quit if you do.

Something your colleagues may not know about you

I am a panel beater by trade but sold my tools the day I came out of my time and have never been back.