IRL's Shaun Coffey bows out

Industrial Research Limited chief executive Shaun Coffey has signalled his departure from the CRI, and plans to step down come January 31.

Industrial Research Limited chief executive Shaun Coffey has signalled his departure from the CRI, and plans to step down come January 31.

irl shaun coffey steps down"After careful reflection, I have decided to pursue new career directions. In the last week the position of Industrial Research Ltd (IRL) as a significant contributor to the NZ innovation system has been further acknowledged through a series of awards and medals, including one of the PM’s Science Prizes [to industry and outreach fellow Shaun Hendy]. 

"IRL is now well recognised for its work with industry. I am confident that I will be leaving IRL in a sound state and well positioned for the future."

He added that the establishment of Callaghan Innovation, the new agency that will replace IRL, is a "major challenge, and I pass on my best wishes to all involved in achieving a successful outcome".