Objective: To develop an innovative business environment.

This action team is identifying processes that promote and support innovation in new or existing industries. The team is evaluating opportunities for targeted growth in Southland’s existing industries and determining how greater innovation could support this growth.

Key Outcome: Southland has more contemporary and diverse businesses and the wellbeing of the regional economy is less tied to commodity cycles.

Team Leader

Paul Adams

Paul Adams

Chief Executive, Stabicraft Marine

Team Members

  • Dean Addie, EIS
  • Aimee Kaio, Ngai Tahu
  • Nathan Barker, Sheetmetal Craft
  • Prue Halstead, Invest South
  • Rod Sinclair, Focus Technology
  • Don Faulkner, NZAS