Crown research institute

Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd (Landcare Research) is a Crown Research Institute (CRI) with a core purpose of undertaking research and development to protect and enhance New Zealand land environments and enable their sustainable use in economic development. To achieve this, Landcare Research's science teams focus on three key outcomes - protection and restoration of biodiversity, healthy land environments, and sustainable business and urban development.

Landcare Research owns subsidiary companies, including carboNZero Holdings Limited which offers a certification programme for greenhouse gas measurement and reduction.

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 Lincoln
Primary Legislation Crown Research Institutes Act 1992
Companies Office No 546064 (Companies Office website)

Board of Directors

Person Role Term
Mrs Jane Taylor Chair 1 Jul 2014 - 30 Jun 2020
Dr Paul Reynolds Deputy Chair 1 Jul 2015 - 30 Jun 2021
Mr Ngarimu Blair Director 1 Jul 2017 - 30 Jun 2020
Associate Professor Emily Parker Director 1 Jul 2011 - 30 Jun 2020
Mr John Rodwell Director 1 Jul 2017 - 30 Jun 2020
Professor Caroline Saunders Director 1 Jul 2015 - 30 Jun 2021
Hon Kate Wilkinson Director 1 Jul 2017 - 30 Jun 2020