AgResearch chief resigns
Andrew West today announced his intention to resign as chief executive of state-owned science company AgResearch Ltd, with effect from June 30.
Dr West has headed the research institute -- focused on this country's dairy, red-meat and wool industries -- for six years.
He agreed to continue to lead AgResearch until mid 2010 to support the board with the transition to a new chief executive.
AgResearch chairman Sam Robinson said the board recognised Dr West's important contribution to the ongoing success of this company and wished him well.