Crown research institute

The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) is New Zealand's principal provider of environmental research and consultancy services in the areas of atmosphere and climate, coast and oceans, freshwater, fisheries and aquaculture. NIWA's principal clients are central and local government agencies, although it is increasing its private sector revenues through the commercialisation of new products and the provision of operational forecasting services.

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 Auckland
Primary Legislation Crown Research Institutes Act 1992
Companies Act 1993
Companies Office No 550957 (Companies Office website)

Board of Directors

Person Role Term
Mr Barry Harris Chair 1 Jul 2018 - 30 Jun 2021
Mr Nick Main Deputy Chair 1 Jul 2014 - 30 Jun 2020
Dr Tracey Batten Director 1 Jul 2018 - 30 Jun 2021
Dr Gillian Lewis Director 1 Jul 2014 - 30 Jun 2020
Ms Mary-Anne Macleod Director 1 Jul 2018 - 30 Jun 2021
Mr Mike Pohio Director 1 Jul 2015 - 30 Jun 2021
Dr Helen Anderson Director 1 Jul 2011 - 30 Jun 2020