Tuesday, 30 January 2024 09:55

OSPRI CEO resigns

Written by  Staff Reporters
OSPRI chief executive Steve Stuart has announced he is resigning after five years in the role. OSPRI chief executive Steve Stuart has announced he is resigning after five years in the role.

OSPRI is searching for a new chief executive following the decision by Steve Stuart to resign after a five-year tenure.

Chair Paul Reynolds says the board will initiate the recruitment process for the new chief executive.

Stuart’s final date at OSPRI will be determined to facilitate a seamless transition for the incoming chief executive, he says.

Reynolds says during his tenure, Stuart expertly restored OSPRI’s standing as a trusted partner in the biosecurity network and strengthened its role as an integrated disease management agency.

“His accomplishments include enhancing relationships and trust with shareholders, iwi and Māori, stakeholders and other predator management agencies, managing a significant disease outbreak and driving down the number of TB infected herds to its lowest level on record.

“He decentralised OSPRI’s operating model and built a strong organisational capability and workplace culture and led the transition of the M. bovis Programme to OSPRI under a Government Industry Agreement.”

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