Callaghan Innovation CEO appointed
Hon Steven Joyce
Minister of Science & Innovation
Callaghan Innovation CEO
Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce
today welcomed the appointment of Dr Mary Quin as the
inaugural Chief Executive of Callaghan Innovation.
appointment is a key step in the development of Callaghan
Innovation following its establishment on 1 February this
year,” Mr Joyce says.
“Callaghan Innovation will be a
one-stop shop for business innovation support whether it be
in the science, engineering, design or technology sectors.
It will be a high-tech HQ for New Zealand businesses.
“Core to the organisation’s success will be its
ability to work across these sectors. It’s great to see
that the Board has attracted someone with Dr Quin’s
background and experience spans these disciplines –
particularly in the technology and engineering industries.
“Dr Quin’s international experience will be
invaluable as Callaghan Innovation continues to establish
itself as an organisation that can translate smart ideas
into high-tech products and services that we can sell to
“This is another excellent example of a
New Zealander, who has succeeded on the world stage, coming
back home committed to the on-going development and success
of the country.”
Callaghan Innovation brings together
the former crown research institute IRL, MBIE’s business
investments team, the Auckland Foodbowl, and NZTE's Lean
It is a key part of the
Government’s Business Growth Agenda and received funding
in Budget 2012 of $166 million over four years.
information about Callaghan Innovation visit: www.callaghaninnovation.govt.nz
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