Their responsibilities include acting on behalf of, and being accountable to, the Shareholding Ministers (the Minister of Finance (external link) and the Minister of 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 and a company director, consultant and executive coach. She has extensive governance experience and currently holds a number of Board roles including Chair of Karori Sanctuary Trust, the NZ...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 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 two companies that work in the area of food integrity. Helen continues to work in the area of commercialisation of food integrity services and is particularly interested in...Read more