Our People

The NZAGRC is staffed by a dedicated and enthusiastic team.

The NZAGRC Director, Operations Manager, Project Analyst, International Capability and Training Coordinator, and Administrator are employed by AgResearch on behalf of the NZAGRC, and are based in Palmerston North. The Deputy Director (International) and Operations Manager (International), also employed by AgResearch, are based in Wellington.  Read more about the NZAGRC staff

The NZAGRC team includes more than 50 highly motivated scientists and technical staff delivering high quality science. This team is led by 7 experts in their field providing science leadership and advice to the NZAGRC. Read more about the NZAGRC SLT 

The NZAGRC receives direction from its Steering Group who met quarterly and oversee the NZAGRC's performance against its strategic plan. Read more about the NZAGRC SG 

The NZAGRC receives expert advice on the relevance and quality of its research programme for the international and Maori communities. See more about our advisors page for more information.

Below are some profiles of Our People and the work they do. 

Harry Clark

Dr Harry Clark MNZM, NZAGRC Director moved to New Zealand to study the impacts of climate change on pastoral agriculture after obtaining his PhD and working for MAFF in the United Kingdom.  Prior to leading the establishment of the NZAGRC, Harry headed up AgResearch's Climate, Land and Environment  section and was the Principal Investigator of the PGgRc from 2007 until 2010. 

Harry is the Director of the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre (NZAGRC) and co-chair of the Livestock Research Group of the Global Research Alliance for Greenhouse Gases. He was appointed a member of the New Zealand Government’s Interim Climate Change Committee in 2018. 

His research interests for the last 20 years have focussed on the quantification and mitigation of enteric methane emissions from grazing ruminants. He developed the current New Zealand methodology for estimating enteric methane emissions, is a Lead Author for the International Panel for Climate Change Assessment Reports (AR5 and AR6), and sits on numerous international and domestic science advisory panels.

Harry was appointed a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2014 for services to environmental science.

Harry maintains responsibility for the overall strategic direction of the NZAGRC, science plan and operations, provides advice to the New Zealand Secretariat for the Global Research Alliance and leadership to the Global Research Alliance Livestock Research Group.

Phone  +64 6 351 8334   Email harry.clark@nzagrc.org.nz

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