Dr Robert Finch
Robert is the Director of Timber Unlimited, which is a collaboration between New Zealand Timber Design Society, Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association, BRANZ and Scion. The Centre is hosted at Scion and is financially supported for establishment through the Ministry for Primary Industries.
He has a background in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Engineering and was the CEO of the Structural Timber Innovation Company (STIC) between 2009 and 2013. Subsequently, he was the Director of the Quake Centre, hosted at the University of Canterbury. He has managed research and product development, set research directions and priorities and developed client and partnership relationships for the past 23 years.