MBIE Appoints Chief Science Advisor
“Science and innovation are central components in the Government’s agenda to improve business productivity and the quality of life for New Zealanders, and underpin New Zealand’s economic success,” Deputy Chief Executive Paul Stocks said.
“As the Ministry responsible for science, we deliver policy and services that develop and support a high-performing science and innovation ecosystem. The Chief Science Advisor role provides a critical connection between the Ministry and the scientific community, and will ensure that the Ministry stays well connected with science issues.”
Professor Metson is Deputy Dean of Science at Auckland University. His two-year term is a part-time secondment from the university, and will allow him to retain invaluable ongoing links to the community, Mr Stocks said.
“This role will provide independent specialist advice so that MBIE’s science policy and investments are delivering high-quality science for New Zealand. Professor Metson will also have a wider role in ensuring MBIE’s policy and advice is based on scientific evidence and principles, and will work closely with the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor and other Crown department science advisors.”