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Mackenzie Nicol

Manager, Temperature and Light



MSc in Medical Laboratory Science

Areas of expertise

  • Leadership, organisational culture, transformation and diversity
  • Medical and environmental sciences
  • Primary and Agricultural industries


Mackenzie has a background in Investment Management for the for the New Zealand science system with extensive experience in making and managing research investments across all areas of the New Zealand research system.  This has included running and improving complex competitive processes, relationship and stakeholder management, governance and strategic vision.  Prior to public service Mackenzie managed diagnostic medical microbiology and molecular pathology laboratories and was the scientific and business lead for community Microbiology in the Wellington region for several years. 

Professional activities

Member of the NZ Institute of Directors