The Maurice Wilkins Centre Board monitors the progress of the Centre's research programme as well as its outreach and education outcomes, and also monitors compliance with its funding mandate and budget.
The Board also provides advice and direction to the Management Committee (which comprises the Centre’s eight current principal investigators) on strategies for development of the Centre’s research programme, and on matters of administration, external relations and international engagement.
Maurice Wilkins Centre Board
CHAIR Mr William (Bill) FalconerCNZM, LLB
Mr Falconer has had a noteworthy career in government, concluding as Deputy Secretary of Energy from 1980-1985, and in business as a professional company director for more than 25 years. He was made a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Directors in 2006 and has chaired many organisations including Maui Development Ltd, the Natural Gas Corporation, Southern Petroleum, St Lukes Group, the Accident Compensation Corporation, The Environmental Risk Management Authority, Hellaby Holdings and Restaurant Brands, Primary Growth Partnership Investment Advisory Panel, Rowing New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association. He was named a Fellow of the University of Auckland in 2011, for his outstanding contribution to the University as Founding Chair of the Board of the Maurice Wilkins Centre.
Professor Conan FeeCEng FIChemE, FIPENZ, Ph.D, B.E., A.T.C.L., L.R.S.M.
Professor Conan Fee is Professor of Chemical Engineering, Dean and Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor of Engineering at the University of Canterbury. He was Director and Co-Director of the Biomolecular Interaction Centre (BIC) from 2009 to 2013 and now runs an active Biomolecular Engineering research group involved in protein purification, characterization and interaction analysis. Current projects include 3D printing of porous materials for chromatography and the purification of bovine dairy proteins and equine plasma proteins. Professor Fee is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) and the Institution of Chemical Engineers, UK (IChemE). He is an Associate Investigator in the Riddet Centre of Research Excellence and has been an international consultant in industrial bioseparations for the past 20 years.