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Royal Society Te Apārangi Science Technicians Workforce - Report Launch

Royal Society Te Apārangi Science Technicians Workforce Panel is launching their report on Wednesday 31 May from 2pm to 4pm in Wellington.

The launch will include a presentation from the Panel Chair summarising the findings of the report, and reactions to the findings from a panel of industry experts. Copies of the report will be available to take away, and Panel members will be available to answer questions.


13.45 coffee/tea

14.00 Introduction to the launch, Dr Andrew Cleland (Chief Executive, Royal Society of New Zealand)

14:05 Summary of findings from the Royal Society Te Apārangi Science Technicians Workforce Panel (Professor Jim Johnston, Panel Chair)

14:35 Industry Panel discussion:

  • Ms Julie Knighton (General Manager R&D Operations, Fonterra)

  • Mr Scott Wythe (Business Manager - Wellington, AsureQuality Limited)

  • Ms Catherine Beard (Executive Director, ExportNZ & ManufacturingNZ, BusinessNZ)

14:50 Future opportunities for change - is there willingness to take a collaborative approach? (Facilitated discussion, Dr Andrew Cleland, Chief Executive, Royal Society Te Apārangi)

16:00 Close

Further information about the membership and remit of the Panel can be found at http://royalsociety.org.nz/science-technicians-workforce-panel/


Royal Society of New Zealand


11 Turnbull St, Wellington, Wellington 6011

2:00pm Wed 31 May, 2017 - 4:00pm Wed 31 May, 2017