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Dr Matt Glenn

Dr Matt Glenn was appointed to the ESR Board in February 2022.


Matt is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Kiwifruit Breeding Centre (KBC), a joint venture between Zespri and the CRI, Plant and Food Research. He was previously CEO at Hill Laboratories, New Zealand’s largest private analytical testing laboratory; and CEO of Robotics Plus, an agricultural automation and robotics start-up. An experienced executive in the technology industry, he holds a doctorate in molecular biology from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom, and held the role of Head of Genomics at Genesis, which included, what was at the time, the largest DNA sequencing facility in the southern hemisphere.