Crown research institute

AgResearch's purpose is to enhance the value, productivity and profitability of New Zealand's pastoral, agri-food and agri-technology sector value chains to contribute to economic growth and beneficial environmental and social outcomes for New Zealand.

The Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment is the primary monitoring department for CRIs, with the Treasury moved to a second-opinion role in relation to the CRI’s financial performance. For Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) please refer to the MBIE website, or the companies' own websites.

Key Company Information

Entity Form Crown Research Institute
Established 1992
Head Office Hamilton
Primary Legislation Crown Research Institutes Act 1992
Companies Office No 552736 (Companies Office website)

Board of Directors

Person Role Term
Dr Paul Reynolds Chair 1 Jul 2015 - 30 Jun 2021
Mr Colin Armer Director 1 Jul 2017 - 30 Jun 2020
Ms Jackie Lloyd Director 1 Jul 2017 - 30 Jun 2020
Mrs Rukumoana Schaafhausen Director 1 Jul 2018 - 30 Jun 2021
Ms Kim Wallace Director 1 Jul 2017 - 30 Jun 2020