Crown research institute

The New Zealand Forest Research Institute Ltd (Scion) is a Crown Research Institute focused on improving the international competitiveness of the New Zealand forestry industry and building a stronger bio-based economy.  Scion has evolved from a company with a focus on the delivery of research, technology and service solutions to the forest and forest products sector to a company focusing on the entire field of plant biomaterials. The aim of Scion is to improve the competitiveness of New Zealand's forestry industry and advance the use of biomaterials.

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 Rotorua
Primary Legislation Crown Research Institutes Act 1992;
Companies Act 1993
Companies Office No 550377 (Companies Office website)

Board of Directors

Person Role Term
Dr Helen Anderson Chair 6 Aug 2018 - 30 Jun 2021
Ms Colleen Neville Director 1 Jul 2014 - 30 Jun 2020
Mr Barry O'Neil Director 10 Dec 2012 - 30 Jun 2021
Ms Stana Pezic Director 14 Aug 2017 - 30 Jun 2020
Dr Jon Ryder Director 1 Jan 2016 - 30 Jun 2021
Mr Steve Wilson Director 1 Jul 2016 - 30 Jun 2022
Mr Greg Mann Director 14 Aug 2017 - 30 Jun 2020