Paul Linton
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Paul Linton

Callaghan Innovation

Chief innovation expertise officer

  • Industry background spans technology organisations including software, data, science, engineering and manufacturing. In charge of the research and technical services divisions, providing R&D, product prototyping and innovation services.
  • Divisions include biotechnology, advanced manufacturing, internet-of-things and data solutions, and advanced materials.
  • Also runs the commercial businesses of Callaghan Innovation, including export businesses KiwiStar Optics, GlycoSyn and the Measurement Standards Laboratory of NZ.
  • Background in international business and economic development in private and public sectors.
  • Previously held senior positions with MetService, Airways NZ, NZ Trade & Enterprise and Objective Corporation.
  • Was NZ’s trade commissioner in Australia, Asia and the Pacific.


Callaghan Innovation
Chief Innovation Expertise Officer, General Manager R&D Solutions, General Manager Commercial
Oct 2016 - Present
The MacDiarmid Institute
Board Member
Dec 2019 - Present
Science New Zealand
Board Member (alt)
Dec 2019 - Present
Advisory Board Member
Dec 2020 - Present
Moxie NZ
Advisory Board Member
Apr 2021 - Present

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