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|
|Primary Legislation||Crown Research Institutes Act 1992;
Companies Act 1993
|Companies Office No||550377 (Companies Office website)|
Board of Directors
|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|