Professor John Raine

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)

Professor John Raine is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) at the Auckland University of Technology. He has previously held senior management positions at Massey University and at the University of Canterbury. His early career was in product development and technical management in the UK engine test plant industry.

John Raine chaired the 2011 Ministry of Science and Innovation review of access to and uptake of R&D by the High Value Manufacturing and Services Sector that led to the “Powering Innovation” report to Government. He has had long term involvement in setting up university commercialisation operations, and was co‐founder of WhisperTech Ltd, the Canterbury Innovation Incubator and the HITLabNZ. He has been a member of the Ministry of Economic Development Design Task Force, and the governance boards of the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, and of IPENZ. He is currently chairs REANNZ Ltd, the Crown owned Company managing New Zealand’s Advanced Research and Education broadband network, is a board member of the Committee for Auckland, and was Principal Moderator for the 2012 Tertiary Education Commission Performance Based Research Fund Quality Evaluation.