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Waikato Rural Business Network - Dr Tom Richardson

Waikato Rural Business Network - Dr Tom Richardson

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When:

  • Tue 18 Oct ’16, 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Where:

Mystery Creek Events Centre, 125 Mystery Creek Rd, Mystery Creek, Hamilton

Restrictions:

All Ages

On Tuesday 18th October, Dr Tom Richardson will be our final guest speaker for 2016.

With 'The Future of Research in our Agricultural Industry' as his topic, Dr. Richardson will share his thoughts at the Bledisloe Building, Mystery Creek, Hamilton. Join us at 6.30pm for a complimentary drink and nibbles before the presentation.

Dr. Tom Richardson is the chief executive of AgResearch, New Zealand’s largest crown research institute. He has held executive roles in New Zealand and Australian science for the past 20 years.

Prior to joining AgResearch, he was a scientist and then chief executive at the New Zealand Forestry Research Institute (Scion). He has had frequent assignments on advisory boards, external review panels and international science and trade delegations, including the NZ-US Joint Commission on Science and Technology Cooperation and the NZ-EU Joint Commission on Science and Technology Cooperation.

He has had frequent assignments on advisory boards, external review panels and international science and trade delegations, including the NZ-US Joint Commission on Science and Technology Cooperation and the NZ-EU Joint Commission on Science and Technology Cooperation.

Dr. Richardson has held numerous industry, science, and education governance roles, which currently include Farmax Ltd; Grasslanz Technology Ltd; Overseer Limited; Science New Zealand; SIDDC (South Island Dairying Development Centre); Riddet Institute and council member of Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic.

His science background is in genetics and he holds a Bachelors degree from Bucknell University and a PhD from Pennsylvania State University.

Attend this event and go in the draw to win a $100 meal voucher!

RBN is proudly supported by ANZ, DairyNZ and RMPP.

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