Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search


New CEO for FRST

Media Statement 21 January 2004

New CEO for Foundation for Research, Science and Technology

The government agency that funds most of New Zealand's research, science and technology has a new Chief Executive. He's Murray Bain who is currently Assistant Governor at the Reserve Bank.

Announcing this today the Chairman of the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology, Neil Richardson says Mr Bain has held a wide variety of senior management positions in both private and public organisations including the Trust Bank Group, ACC, Industry New Zealand and the New Zealand Wool Board. In addition, he currently holds a number of director positions including a Crown Research Institute - Environmental Science and Research Limited and private companies.

He says Mr Bain brings to the Foundation wide experience of successfully managing diverse and changing organisations both within and external to Government. The Board believes this experience will ensure he provides the leadership to successfully execute the challenging strategies and plans envisaged for the next few years. Murray Bain holds M Com (Hons) Economics and BSc Pure Mathematics degrees from the University of Canterbury. He will take up his position at the Foundation on 29th March.

Gowan Pickering the retiring CEO, will remain at the Foundation until early April to ensure a smooth transition.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Statistics: Butter At Record $5.67/Block; High Vegetable Prices

Rising dairy prices have pushed food prices up 2.7 percent in the year to October 2017, Stats NZ said today. This followed a 3.0 percent increase in the year to September 2017. More>>


Science: New Research Finds Herbicides Cause Antibiotic Resistance

New University of Canterbury research confirms that the active ingredients of the commonly used herbicides, RoundUp, Kamba and 2,4-D (glyphosate, dicamba and 2,4-D, respectively), each alone cause antibiotic resistance at concentrations well below label application rates. More>>


CO2 And Water: Fonterra's Environment Plans

Federated Farmers support Fonterra’s bold push to get to zero emissions of CO2 on the manufacturing side of the Co-operative, both in New Zealand and across its global network. More>>


Fisheries: Decision To Delay Monitoring ‘Fatally Flawed’

Conservation group representatives say a decision by the new Minister of Fisheries, Stuart Nash, to delay implementation of camera monitoring of fishing efforts in New Zealand is ‘fatally flawed’. More>>


Kaikōura Quakes: One Year On

State Highway One and the railway were blocked by damage and slips and the Inland Road suffered significant damage. Farms, homes and businesses suffered building and land damage. Power and internet went down, drinking water systems, sewage systems and local roads were all badly affected... More>>