Crown research institute

The Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences Ltd (GNS) is New Zealand's largest provider of geoscience and isotope science research and consultancy services. The company has three separate business groups: Natural Resources, Natural Hazards and the National Isotope Centre. GNS provides expert research and consultancy services to a wide range of public and private organisations around the world.

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Key Company Information

Entity Form Crown Research Institute
Trading As GNS Science
Established 1992
Head Office Wellington
Primary Legislation Crown Research Institutes Act 1992;
Companies Act 1993
Companies Office No 1887044 (Companies Office website)

Board of Directors

Person Role Term
Dr Nicki Crauford Chair 1 Jul 2015 - 30 Jun 2021
Ms Sarah Haydon Deputy Chair 1 Jul 2014 - 30 Jun 2020
Ms Felicity Evans Director 1 Jul 2018 - 30 Jun 2021
Dr John Sharpe Director 1 Sep 2016 - 30 Jun 2022
Mr Paul White Director 14 Aug 2017 - 30 Jun 2020
Mr Chris Bush Director 1 Jan 2016 - 30 Jun 2021