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

 


New CEO at NZBIO

December 11 2012

New CEO at NZBIO

Dr George Slim has been appointed interim chief executive of NZBIO, following the relocation to Kenya of current CEO Dr Suzanne Bertrand and her family to work in international development.

Dr Slim has many years of experience in life sciences and was acting general manager of the Ministry of Research Science and Technology prior to starting his own consulting business. He is familiar with NZBIO having been seconded from NZTE in 2004 to formulate policy and assist with the inaugural NZBIO conference. He has also been a consultant to NZBIO on policy matters.

As part of the relocation of Suzanne’s family to Kenya, she has recently been appointed Deputy Director General Biosciences at the International Livestock Research Institute and will be based in Nairobi.

Dr Paul Tan, Chair NZBIO, says Dr Bertrand’s short time at NZBIO has been very productive. Dr Slim will assume the work of constantly revitalising NZBIO to benefit its members.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Half Full: Dairy Payouts Steady, Cash Will Be Tight

Industry body DairyNZ is advising farmers to focus on strong cashflow management as they look ahead to the 2015-16 season following Fonterra's half-year results announcement today. More>>

ALSO:

First Union: Cotton On Plans To Use “Tea Break” Law

“The Prime Minister reassured New Zealanders that ‘post the passing of this law, will you all of a sudden find thousands of workers who are denied having a tea break? The answer is absolutely not’... Cotton On is proposing to remove tea and meal breaks for workers in its safety sensitive distribution centre. How long before other major chains try and follow suit?” More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ-Korea FTA Signed Amid Spying, Lost Sovereignty Claims

A long-awaited free trade agreement between New Zealand and South Korea has been signed in Seoul by Prime Minister John Key and the Korean president, Park Geun-hye. More>>

ALSO:

PM Visit: NZ And Viet Nam Agree Ambitious Trade Target

New Zealand and Viet Nam have agreed an ambitious target of doubling two-way goods and service trade to around $2.2 billion by 2020, Prime Minister John Key has announced. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ Economy Grows 0.8% In Fourth Quarter

The New Zealand economy expanded in the fourth quarter as tourists drove growth in retailing and accommodation, and property sales increased demand for real estate services. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: RBNZ’s Wheeler Keeps OCR On Hold, No Rate Hikes Ahead

The Reserve Bank has removed the prospect of future interest rate hikes from its forecast horizon as a strong kiwi dollar and cheap oil hold down inflation, and the central bank ponders whether to lower its assessment of where “neutral” interest rates should be. The kiwi dollar gained. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sci-Tech
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news