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Foundation CEO Retiring

Media Statement
17 October 2003

Foundation CEO Retiring

The Chief Executive of the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology, Gowan Pickering will retire in March 2004 and the organisation is now advertising for a new CEO. Gowan joined the Foundation in December 1999 as Acting Technology New Zealand Manager and has been the Chief Executive since July 2000

The Chairman of the Foundation, Neil Richardson says during his tenure, Gowan Pickering has undertaken, facilitated and participated in significant change both internally and externally. He says with Gowan's leadership, the Foundation has made a significant contribution to the development of New Zealand's innovation system in the past few years. And he says Foundation staff has much to be proud of in their achievements over this period.

Neil Richardson says the Board has commenced a process to replace Gowan. "We are seeking a person who will continue to build on the platform that he and the Foundation staff have built over the past four years. The Board will ensure a seamless transition to maintain the direction and momentum of the Foundation strategies and programmes" says Neil Richardson.

Gowan Pickering will remain at the Foundation until a successor has been appointed and a satisfactory induction and/or handover has been completed.

ENDS

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