Executive Managers

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    Julian Elder

    Chief Executive Officer

    Julian became Chief Executive in March 2017. He joined Scion as a deeply experienced chief executive, having led large-scale civil infrastructure projects in waste treatment, renewables, telecommunications, energy and water.… Read more

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    Russell Burton

    General Manager Research & Investments

    Russell has oversight of three areas: Scion’s Research Office which is responsible for securing and oversight of the funding contracts between various Government Departments and Scion;Māori Partnership development supporting Māori… Read more

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    Elspeth MacRae

    General Manager Manufacturing & Bioproducts

    The roles and posts she holds include:member of the management group for the 2014 NZ National Science Challenge in Science and Technology for Industry, and leads portfolio 1 activity (design,… Read more

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    Alison Stewart

    General Manager Forest Science

    Alison Stewart leads Scion’s forest science activities including forest protection, genetics, systems and informatics. The roles and posts she holds include: Member of the Advisory Board of Better Border Biosecurity… Read more

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    Rob Trass

    Chief Financial Officer

    Rob has been with Scion since November 2005. He was initially employed as Scion’s management accountant before moving into the role of Finance Manager, then Group Manager Finance and finally… Read more

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    Arron Judson

    General Manager Marketing & Partnerships

    Arron has oversight of the following areas:Business Development, which is responsible for supporting the science, research and commercialisation activities of the organisation through understanding and defining Scion’s market and stakeholders… Read more

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    Adriana Botha

    General Manager People, Culture & Safety

    “While good people delivers good solutions, passionate people delivers inspired results”. Adriana provides leadership and strategic direction for the Human Resources and Health and Safety services, policies and programmes within… Read more