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.

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.

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