The Challenge Directorate

6 June 2017

The Challenge office has been established at our host BRANZ's campus at Judgeford, north of Wellington. Office staff include our Director, Ruth Berry, Gillian Benstead, who provides part- time administration support, and Jessica Hutchings, who has joined us to run the Kainga Tahi Kainga Rua and the contestable investment processes; and to work with the Governance Group and our Maori researchers on our challenge structures and processes for providing advice and support to them (e.g. Kahui Maori).

Contact details for the Challenge Directorate at:

Ruth (04) 238 1367 021 414 511
Gillian (04) 238 1377 021 976 909

Supporting the Director and Governance Group to manage our research programme are our Science Leadership Team:

Members Organisation
Ruth Berry Challenge
Arthur Grimes Motu
Errol Haarhoff University of Auckland
Ella Henry AUT University
Simon Kingham University of Canterbury
Kay Saville-Smith CRESA
Suzanne Wilkinson University of Auckland
Jo Buckner Independent

There are two vacancies on the Science Leadership Team that will be confirmed once the contestable processes have been completed.

For all queries, please contact Ruth Berry, DDI: +64 4 238 1367, Mobile: +64 21 414 511