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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    Florian Graichen

    General Manager Forests to Biobased Products

    As General Manager Forests to Biobased Products Florian is responsible for Scion’s projects, programmes and impact delivery around replacing petrochemicals and non-sustainable materials with products from trees and other biomaterials.… Read more

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    Roger Hellens

    General Manager Forests to Timber Products

    Roger is a life scientist with over 30 years’ experience leading and conducting industry-oriented transdisciplinary research. In 2014, Roger joined Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and worked as a researcher… 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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    Cameron Lucich

    Acting General Manager People, Culture & Safety

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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 Te Ao Maori and Science Services

    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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    Tara Strand

    General Manager Forests and Landscapes

    Dr Tara Strand is a scientist who specialises in modelling the dispersion of particles in the atmosphere. Her skills are valuable in a number of research programmes including fire behaviour… 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