New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute - Board

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    Sir BRIAN ROCHE - KNZM

    Brian Roche has held a wide variety of leadership roles in New Zealand with a particular focus on transport, treaty settlements and public sector organisation and performance. He was project manager for the successful bid to secure the hosting rights to Rugby World Cup 2011 and has also undertaken a wide range of work for the New Zealand Rugby Union. Mr Roche chairs the First World War Centenary Programme, the Hurricanes Super 15 franchise and the Wellington Gateway Project who are responsible for the delivery of the Transmission Gully roading project. He has a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (Victoria University) and is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (FCA). Mr Roche is Chair of the Board of Antarctica New Zealand.

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    DR HELEN ANDERSON

    Dr Helen Anderson is currently on a number of Boards, including the National Council of the Institute of Directors, BRANZ (as Chair), NIWA, Dairy NZ, Fulbright New Zealand, Massey University, and the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency. Dr Anderson gained her PhD in geophysics from Cambridge University and has extensive governance and public sector experience. Dr Anderson is a Director on the Board of Antarctica New Zealand.

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    ROB FYFE

    Rob Fyfe sits on the boards of Antarctica New Zealand, Icebreaker and Ecoya. He was Chief Executive Officer of Air New Zealand for ten years, during which time the airline was transformed and has since been recognised multiple times as Global Airline of the Year by ATW Magazine. During his tenure at Air New Zealand, Mr Fyfe was Chairman of the Star Alliance and was a member of the governance board of the International Air Transport Association.

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    Phillip Melchior

    Phillip Melchior had an extensive career in journalism, both press and television, in New Zealand. He occupied senior management positions with Reuters in Asia before moving to London as global managing director for Reuters Media from 1996 to 2001. Since his retirement in 2002, Mr Melchior held governance roles with a number of international media companies in addition to chairman of Land Search and Rescue NZ (2007-2014) and director of Antarctica New Zealand (2011 – 2017).

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    Professor Mary O'Kane - AC

    Professor Mary O'Kane is the New South Wales Chief Scientist & Engineer and also a company director and Executive Chairman of Mary O'Kane & Associates Pty Ltd, a Sydney-based company that advises governments, universities and the private sector on innovation, research, education and development. She is also Chair of the Board of the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania, Chair of the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information, Chair of the Space Environment Research Centre and a Director of Business Events Sydney, the Development Gateway, Cross River Rail Delivery Authority, and the Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre. Mary was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Adelaide from 1996 to 2001.

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    Professor Emeritus Mahlon Chuck Kennicutt II

    Chuck Kennicutt is Professor Emeritus of Oceanography at Texas A&M University. He was a member of the U.S. Department of State delegation to the Antarctic Treaty from 2002-2007, US Delegate to the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) from 2003-2012 and ex officio member of the U.S. Polar Research Board from 1998-2014. He served as a Vice President (2004-2008) and President of SCAR (2008-2012) and led the first SCAR Antarctic and Southern Ocean Science Horizon Scan in 2014. Professor Kennicutt was named a National Associate of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences for life, awarded the Antarctic Service Medal of the U.S. Antarctic Program and a geographic feature was officially named Kennicutt Point in 2006.

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    Sir David Skegg - KNZM, OBE, FRSNZ

    Professor Sir David Skegg is one of New Zealand's most distinguished scientists and is recognised internationally for his work in epidemiology. He was knighted in 2009 for services to medicine. Sir David was the President of the Royal Society of New Zealand from 2012-2015. After graduating from Otago and Oxford universities, he was a lecturer in epidemiology at the University of Oxford. In 1980, he returned to New Zealand to take up the Chair of Preventive and Social Medicine at Otago. From 2004 to 2011 he was the Vice-Chancellor of the University. Sir David is a former Chair of the Health Research Council, the Public Health Commission, and the Universities New Zealand Research Committee. He was the foundation Chair of the New Zealand Science Board, and has chaired research committees for the World Health Organization in Geneva.