The Governing Board guides and monitor the activities of the MWC in accordance with the Royal Society of New Zealand's guidelines for Centres of Research Excellence and with University of Auckland policies governing the operation of University Units, Centres and Institutes.
|Mr. Bill Falconer CNZM LLB CHAIRPERSON is a professional company director and lawyer. He has served as director of a variety of organisations and public companies during his career to date. His current positions include the chairs of the Meat Industry Association, Kiwifruit International Ltd, Restaurant Brands NZ Ltd, Oyster Bay Marlborough Vineyards Limited and Hellaby Holdings. He served as chair of the Biotechnology Taskforce and has chaired the Environmental Risk Management Authority.||Prof. Dick Bellamy CNZM, MSc, PhD, FRSNZ is the Dean of Science at the University of Auckland. His research background is in human viruses, in particular rotavirus, a virus responsible for gastroenteritis in young children. He was a contributing author to the background papers used by the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification in 2000/2001. He currently serves on the Boards of Auckland UniServices Ltd. and DNA Diagnostics Ltd. He was appointed a Companion of the NZ Order of Merit in 2005 for services to science and education.|
|Maxine Symmonds||Prof. Gary Hook is the Chief Executive Officer of Te Whare Wänanga o Awanuiärangi, and Professor of Environmental Science. Prior to this appointment he spent many years working for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in the United Statesof America. He is a board member of the Foundation for Research Science and Technology and a past member of the Bioethics Council.|
|Prof. Iain Martin MBChB(Hons), FRCS, MD, MEd(Dist), FRACS is Dean of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland. After an academic career at the University of Leeds, he moved to Auckland University in 2000 as Professor of Surgery, taking up the role of Head of the School of Medicine in 2004. A Fellow of both the Royal College of Surgeons (England) and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Professor Martin’s clinical and research interests focussed on gastrointestinal disease, in particular cancer. He also played a major role in the introduction of laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery in the early 1990’s.||Prof. George Peterson ONZM FRSNZ, (Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry, Otago University) was educated at Otago and Oxford Universities and was Professor of Biochemistry at Otago from 1968 to 1999. He was President of the Academy of the Royal Society from 1997-2000 and was awarded the Rutherford Medal of the Royal Society in 2003. His lifelong research interest has been in the general field of DNA structure and function and he is still active in the fields of DNA structure, nanotechnology and the origin of genetic coding.|