Crown research institute

The Institute of Environmental Science & Research Ltd (ESR) is a Crown Research Institute (CRI) that provides specialist science solutions related to forensic science and public and environmental health. ESR?s focus is on service provision and its primary customers are the Ministry of Health and the New Zealand Police.

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 Wellington
Primary Legislation Crown Research Institutes Act 1992;
Companies Act 1993
Companies Office No 545676 (Companies Office website)

Board of Directors

Person Role Term
Ms Denise Church Chair 1 Jul 2015 - 30 Jun 2021
Mr Quentin Hix Deputy Chair 1 Sep 2016 - 30 Jun 2022
Mr Richard Gill Director 1 Jan 2016 - 30 Jun 2021
Professor Cristin Print Director 14 Aug 2017 - 30 Jun 2020
Dr Andy Shenk Director 14 Aug 2017 - 30 Jun 2020
Ms Kate Thomson Director 1 Jul 2018 - 30 Jun 2021