New science executives at Scion
Friday 31 Jul 2020Scion has boosted its senior management with three new roles that will increase science input at the executive table. Chief Executive Julian Elder announced the appointment of Tara Strand, Roger Hellens and Florian Graichen as general managers for each of Scion’s three research impact areas.
Dr Elder says once Scion completed its strategy refresh earlier this year the next step was looking at how to implement the strategy. “Successful delivery on our strategy relies on leadership and organisational design. We reviewed our executive management team structure to ensure it is aligned with our strategy and that science has a strong voice in healthy debate and future direction,” he said.
Dr Tara Strand is Scion’s new General Manager for Forests and Landscapes. This impact area covers forests predominantly planted for permanent forest purposes.
Dr Roger Hellens is Scion’s new General Manager for Forests to Timber Products. This impact area is about growing forests to produce high-value trees for high-value timber manufacturing and products.
Dr Florian Graichen is the new General Manager for Forests to Biobased Products. This impact area is about growing forests to be used for biobased manufacturing and products.
Dr Elder said Roger and Florian took up their new positions on 20 July, and Tara started on 27 July 2020.
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