Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Royal Society of NZ acknowledges outgoing Chief Executive

14 February 2014

Royal Society of New Zealand acknowledges contribution of outgoing Chief Executive

The Council of the Royal Society of New Zealand wishes to acknowledge the exceptional contribution of Dr Di McCarthy, who will retire from her position as Chief Executive on 30 June.

The Royal Society is New Zealand’s national academy of science, technology, and the humanities. Its functions include promoting and recognising excellence in research and scholarship, awarding funding for research in all disciplines, assisting early career researchers with scholarships and awards, supporting science education in schools, promoting international collaboration, publishing New Zealand's science journals, and providing independent advice to government and the community.

Royal Society of New Zealand President, Sir David Skegg, says over the last seven years Dr McCarthy has played a key role in transforming the Royal Society into one of the most successful national academies in any small country and the Council accepted her decision with regret.

“She has raised the profile of the organisation, strengthened its financial position, and promoted a number of new initiatives, such as the establishment of the Rutherford Foundation Trust.

“Her nurture and support of young scientists has been notable, and she assisted in broadening the scope of the Society to include the humanities - as was the case in the early days following its establishment in 1867.

“The fact that New Zealand has been chosen to host the assembly of the world's scientific academies (ICSU) later this year - the first time this major congress has been held in this part of the world - is directly due to Dr McCarthy’s advocacy and leadership.”

Over six years Dr McCarthy led the site development at the Society’s national headquarters.

“This culminated in the opening of an award-winning building in Wellington which will be a superb work space and meeting venue for years to come.

“Anyone who knows Dr McCarthy will be aware that her achievements have resulted from exceptional energy, flair and commitment. We thank her for her outstanding contribution.”

An executive search consultant has been appointed to assist in the search for a new Chief Executive for the Society.

About the Royal Society of New Zealand
The Royal Society of New Zealand promotes science, technology and humanities in schools, in industry and in society. We administer funds for research, publish peer-reviewed journals, offer advice to government, and foster international scientific contact and co-operation.www.royalsociety.org.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Half Empty: Fonterra's 2017 Opening Forecast Below Expectations

Fonterra Cooperative Group raised its forecast farmgate milk payout for next season by less than expected as the world's largest dairy exporter predicts lower prices will crimp production and supply will pick up. The New Zealand dollar fell. More>>

ALSO:

Pest Control: Mouse Blitz Team Leaves For Antipodes

The Million Dollar Mouse project to rid Antipodes Island of mice is underway with the departure of a rodent eradication team to the remote nature reserve and World Heritage Area. More>>

Gongs Got: Canon Media Awards & NZ Radio Awards Happen

Radio NZ: RNZ website The Wireless, which is co-funded by NZ On Air, was named best website, while Toby Manhire and Toby Morris won the best opinion general writing section for their weekly column on rnz.co.nz and Tess McClure won the best junior feature writer section. More>>

ALSO:

Pre-Budget: Debt Focus Risks Losing Opportunity To Stoke Economy

The Treasury is likely to upgrade its forecasts for economic growth in Budget 2016 next week but Finance Minister Bill English has already signalled that more of his focus is on debt repayment than on fiscal stimulus or tax cuts... More>>

ALSO:

Fulton Hogan's Heroes: Managing Director Nick Miller Resigns

Fulton Hogan managing director Nick Miller will leave the privately owned construction company after seven years in charge. The Dunedin-based company has kicked off a search for a replacement, and Miller will stay on at the helm until March next year, or until a successor has been appointed and a transition period completed. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Electricity, Executions, And Bob Dylan

The Electricity Authority has unveiled the final version of its pricing plan for electricity transmission. This will change the way transmission prices (which comprise about 10% of the average power bill) are computed, and will add hundreds of dollars a year to power bills for many ordinary consumers. More>>

ALSO:

Half Empty: Fonterra NZ, Australia Milk Collection Drops In Season

Fonterra Cooperative Group says milk collection is down in New Zealand and Australia, its two largest markets, in the first 11 months of the season during a period of weak dairy prices. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news