Tuesday, 06 February 2024 14:25

BRI Update

Written by  Staff Reporters

Bragato Research Institute (BRI) has announced three new board appointments, following the departure of directors Dr Di McCarthy and Professor Charlie Eason, who stood down in 2023.

Emma Taylor is a viticulture consultant based in the Hawke's Bay, a member of the New Zealand Winegrowers Board and Environment Committee, and was previouly Chair of the Viticulture Industry National Association.

James Dicey, a Central Otago grape grower, is the owner of vineyard development and management company Grape Vision, and a foundation board director for BRI.

They are joined by Greg Mann, who is General Manager of ArborGen, New Zealand's largest supplier of improved genetics planting stock to the forestry sector, and a director of Crown Research Institute Scion. 

The new directors all bring valuable insights and perspectives, says Board Chair Mark Gilbert.

"As BRI enters its seventh year in 2024, these Board appointments will assist in charting the path of endeavour for future expansion and growth."

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