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Foundation Announces Interim Chief Executive

The Foundation for Research, Science and Technology announced today the appointment of Gowan Pickering as their interim Chief Executive.

"Gowan will be the Foundation's interim Chief Executive for a period of up to one year effective immediately," said Foundation Chairman, Neil Richardson.

"The Board is delighted that Gowan has accepted this position. We look forward to the Foundation working in partnership with industry, research, science and technology providers, and other stakeholders to significantly enhance New Zealand's innovation system.

"The Foundation has been reviewing and changing its organisation and processes to better carry out its mission of investing in innovation for New Zealand's future.

"A major focus of these changes has been to develop new investment processes including portfolio analysis and evaluation supported by closer stakeholder relationships. Significant progress has been made on all these fronts."

To find out more about the Foundation visit

Madeleine Setchell Communications Adviser Foundation for Research, Science and Technology PO Box 12-240, Wellington Tel 04 9177806 Mobile 025 40 60 40

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