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Structure & People

Structure and People

Meet the management team and view our company structure.

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Our strength comes from our ability to integrate various discipline areas within one organisation. We have over 390 staff located in Wellington (75%), Taupo (20%), and Dunedin (5%). Over 85% of our staff are directly involved in science.


We are a research institute operating as a limited liability company owned by the New Zealand government, with an independent Board of Directors.This unique structure allows us to:

  • focus on strategically important science at a national level
  • engage in the full spectrum of science from basic research through to product development and consultancy services
  • undertake work for both the public and private sectors
  • operate internationally as well as within New Zealand
  • as a company, operate financially independently
  • have autonomy and self-determination

GNS Science Management Structure

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