Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research - Director

Date:  4 Feb 2024

Wellington, NZ, 6011

About Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research

Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research is a Crown Research Institute (CRI). Its purpose is to drive innovation in New Zealand’s management of terrestrial biodiversity and land resources to both protect and enhance terrestrial environment and New Zealand’s prosperity. Further information on Manaaki Whenua can be found at its website.

Person specifications

Specific skills required

At this time, the Minister of Science, Innovation and Technology is seeking candidates who can provide the following specific skills and experience:

  • Proven governance experience.
  • A genuine interest in Manaaki Whenua’s purpose and the contextual environment in which it operates.
  • Extensive financial capabilities, including audit and risk experience.
  • Preferably a Chartered Accountant.
Additional skills, experience and attributes
  • Business and commercial acumen, including industry connections.
  • Commercialisation and innovation experience.
  • Stakeholder management experience.
  • Knowledge and experience in the science and research system.
  • Media and public relations experience.
  • Expertise in change management and human resources.


Applicants must have the legal right to work in New Zealand.

How to apply

For more information about this role, please see the position description: Manaaki Whenua – Director
Applications close at 11.59pm on 4 March 2024.
For further enquiries about the position, email: