Gary Wilson
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Gary Wilson

GNS Science / Te Pū Ao

General manager, strategy and chief scientist

  • Appointed May 2019.
  • Published more than 110 scientific papers, led international research programmes, edited international journals and is vice-president of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), chair of the Royal Society/Te Apārangi Committee on Antarctic Sciences, and a trustee of the Sir Peter Blake Trust.
  • Areas of study include geomorphology, climate science, ice sheets and the ocean floor.
  • Has held academic positions at the University of Oxford and University of Otago, where he is Honorary Professor of Marine Science.


University of Oxford
Jul 1998 - Jul 2002
University of Otago
Jul 2002 - Present
Scientific Committee On Antarctic Research
Vice President
Jul 2018 - Present
Antarctica New Zealand
Science Programme Leader
Aug 2018 - Aug 2019
GNS Science / Te Pū Ao
GM Strategy and Chief Scientist
May 2019 - Present

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