Plant & Food Research - Director

Date:  4 Feb 2024
Location: 

Wellington, NZ, 6011

About Plant & Food

The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research (Plant & Food Research) is a Crown Research Institute. Its purpose is to enhance the value and productivity of New Zealand’s horticultural, arable, seafood and food and beverage industries. Further information on Plant & Food Research can be found at its website.

Person specifications

 
Specific skills required

At this time, the Minister of Science, Innovation and Technology is seeking two directors:

 

Role one:

 

  • Proven governance experience.
  • A genuine interest in Plant & Food Research's purpose and the contextual environment in which it operates.
  • A background in science and innovation, ideally with experience in the commercialisation of science.
  • Credibility and experience within the science system and connections to end users.

 

Role two:

 

  • Proven governance experience.
  • A genuine interest in Plant & Food Research'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.
  • Financial acumen, including audit and risk management expertise.
  • Stakeholder management experience.
  • An understanding of 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.

More Information

For more information about this role, please see the position description: PFR – Director
Applications close at 11.59pm on 4 March 2024.
For further enquiries about the position, email: boardappointments@mbie.govt.nz