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The Institute loses two loyal supporters

4 May 2017

All involved with the Institute were saddened by the recent loss of two long term supporters, Dr Jim Watson CNZM and Judge Paul Barber QSO.

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Dr Jim Watson


Dr Watson, Auckland, was a pioneer of biotechnology in New Zealand who was appointed to the Malaghan Trust Board in 1993, a position he held for 23 years. He held several governance and management roles in Medical Research, his most recent was co-founding the prostate cancer company Caldera.  Dr Watson was a valued mentor to the scientists at the Institute and will be sadly missed.


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Judge Paul Barber


Judge Barber, had a very illustrious law career in Wellington and thoroughly enjoyed his profession which included acting on several Tribunal’s and Authorities. He also served as Chairman of the Dr Marjorie Barclay Charitable Trust which are great supporters of Professor Graham Le Gros and our Asthma research programme.