Our People


Fleur Francois




  • PhD Biochemistry, Massey University
  • Executive Masters of Public Administration, Victoria University


Fleur has been Director of the Measurement Standards Laboratory of New Zealand since May 2016.

She has worked in the public sector for over 15 years in a range of policy and operational leadership roles, including the Environmental Risk Management Authority, Ministry for the Environment, Ministry of Health, and Callaghan Innovation. Her policy work has spanned regulation of genetically modified organisms, marine environmental management, establishing the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), childhood obesity, developing New Zealand's first social impact bond, and science and innovation.

Professional activities

  • Professional Member of the Royal Society of New Zealand
  • Member of the NZ Institute of Physics