New one-year appointments to three CRI Boards announced

Five appointments have been made to three of the Government’s seven Crown Research Institutes.

The appointments are to the Boards of The Institute of Environmental Science Research (ESR), The Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences (GNS Science), and the New Zealand Forest Research Institute (Scion).

Professor Cris Print from Auckland University and Dr Andy Shenk, Chief Executive of Auckland Uniservices, the commercial arm of Auckland University have been appointed to the ESR Board. Professor Print is a specialist in human genomics and bioinformatics and Dr Shenk has extensive experience in the commercialisation of science and research.

Northland-based professional director Paul White has been appointed to the GNS Board. He sits on the Top Energy Board and several iwi-based trusts.

Greg Mann, General Manager of Arbogen Australasia, has been appointed to the Scion Board alongside previous Plant & Food Board Member Stana Pezic, who has extensive Chief Financial Officer experience.

All of the appointments are a for a term of one year.

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