Richard Gordon
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Richard Gordon

Landcare Research / Manaaki Whenua

Chief executive

  • Appointed 2011.
  • Was science general manager for environment and society for five years.
  • Previously science manager for greenhouse gases and carbon sinks, and sustainable business and government.
  • He led the latter team from inception in 1999, developing new products Enviro-Mark® NZ, E-Manage, EBEX21® and CarboNZeroCertTM and creating the Building Capacity for Sustainable Development and Waka Tohu (Māori business branding) science programmes.
  • Board member of Toitū Envirocare and Science NZ.


Landcare Research / Manaaki Whenua
Chief Executive
Feb 2011 - Present

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