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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    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

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    Bart Challis

    Chief Operating Officer

    As Chief Operating Officer, Bart will be responsible for overseeing research infrastructure, operational requirements and ensuring delivery that aligns with Scion’s Statement of Core Purpose and Strategic Objectives.Originally growing up… 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… Read more

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    Elspeth MacRae

    Chief Innovation & Science Officer

    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… Read more

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    Hemi Rolleston

    General Manager Maori Forestry Futures

    Hēmi joined Scion in February 2019 after 5 years at Callaghan Innovation where he commenced as the inaugural General Manager Māori Economy and lead significant change for the organisation’s engagement… Read more

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    Rob Trass

    General Manager Finance and Corporate Services

    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