Chair Callaghan Innovation
Pete Hodgson is a former Cabinet Minister (New Zealand Government 1999 –2008) governing a variety of portfolios included Research, Science and Technology; Economic Development; and Commerce.
Pete is the Chair of Callaghan Innovation and the Southern District Health Board. Following a period on the Board of Otago Innovation Limited (OIL), Pete was appointed Chief Executive of the company in 2014. OIL is responsible for supporting University of Otago researchers in developing and commercialising their intellectual property.
He has a Bachelor's degree in Veterinary Science from Massey University and a Master’s degree in Public Policy (with Distinction) from Victoria University of Wellington.