Callaghan Innovation chair Sue Suckling has welcomed incoming members George Gong and Stefan Korn to the board, to succeed outgoing board members Alison Barrass and Richard Janes.
George Gong is an entrepreneur and angel investor with more than 20 years’ business experience in the information technology industry. In 2016, he started Zino Ventures, the first Chinese angel fund in New Zealand. Mr Gong has strong connections to China, where he began his career and co-founded Beyondsoft.
Stefan Korn has been a member of the Callaghan Innovation Stakeholder Advisory Group and runs CreativeHQ, a leading business incubator that works with more than 190 start-up ventures and was a founding investor in Lightning Lab.
Callaghan Innovation is the Government’s business innovation agency, connecting businesses to the networks, capability and funding they need to translate their ideas into products. It boosts business R&D through more than $140 million a year in grants.