New appointments to the Science Board

Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith has announced three new appointments and two reappointments to the Science Board.

The new members, Dr David Wratt, Dr Jill Vintiner and Professor Aidan Byrne, have been appointed to the board for terms of three years. Dr Charlotte Severne and Professor Adam Jaffe were reappointed for further terms of three years and 18 months respectively.

The Science Board is responsible for the allocation of funding used predominantly by research organisations for science, technology, research, and related activities.

Goldsmith said the new appointments offered expertise in a range of science disciplines and the unique skills and experience each member brought would equip the board with valuable insight.

He expressed his thanks to outgoing board member Professor Janis Swan, who finished her term on 31 December 2016, for her contribution to the board.

More information on the Science Board can be found on the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s website.

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