Their responsibilities include acting on behalf of, and being accountable to, the Shareholding Ministers (the Minister of Finance (external link) and the Minister of Research, Science and Innovation (external link) ), fulfilling regulatory expectations under the Companies Act 1993, the Crown Research Institutes Act 1992, and the Public Finance Act 1989 and helping establish strategic policy.
Denise Church QSO
Denise Church QSO was appointed as Chair of the ESR Board in July 2015. She is a Director of Leadership Matters Ltd, a Wellington based strategy and leadership consulting practice. She has extensive governance experience including as Chair of Karori Sanctuary Trust, WWF New Zealand, and the Wellington Zoo Trust.Read more
Richard Gill is a creative engineer with a passion for leveraging leading-edge technologies to drive key improvements in human safety and organisational performance. Richard has a number of notable technology start-ups under his belt and is currently a Founder and CEO of mobile technology company Blerter (previously CLOUD M).Read more
Dr Helen Darling
Dr Helen Darling graduated with a PhD in Public Health from the Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago and has founded three companies that work in the area of food integrity including a tech start-up, that is using artificial intelligence and social media to address food safety issues in the US.Read more
Quentin Hix has many years’ experience in governance roles across a broad range of sectors. He is currently a director of Ngāi Tahu Holdings Limited, one of the South Island's larger investment companies. He is also a member of the main governance board for Ngāi Tahu, chairs Ngāti Manawa Development Limited and is a board...Read more