Crown research institute

Plant & Food Research's purpose is to enhance the value and productivity of New Zealand's horticultural, arable, seafood and food and beverage industries to contribute to economic growth and the environmental and social prosperity of New Zealand.

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 2008
Head Office Auckland
Primary Legislation Crown Research Institutes Act 1992;
Companies Act 1993
Companies Office No 547965 (Companies Office website)

Board of Directors

Person Role Term
Professor Nicola Shadbolt Chair 1 Sep 2019 - 30 Jun 2022
Dr Parmjot Bains Director 1 Jul 2018 - 30 Jun 2021
Mr Colin Dawson Director 1 Jul 2015 - 30 Jun 2021
Ms Wendy Venter Director 1 Jul 2018 - 30 Jun 2021
Mr Andrew von Dadelszen Director 1 Jul 2014 - 30 Jun 2020