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New Zealand Forest Research Institute Ltd

Page updated 11 Dec 2017

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 Documents

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

Chairperson: Mr Anthony (Tony) Nowell (Jul 2010 - Jun 2018)
Deputy Chairperson: Mr Greg Mann (Aug 2017 - Aug 2018)
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