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Wendy Newport-Smith MBA, MMgt

Centre Manager

NZ Food Safety Science Research Centre

I am currently Establishment Manager for the New Zealand Food Safety Science & Research Centre, having formerly managed the Allan Wilson Centre, a national virtual network, and one of New Zealand's Centres of Research Excellence. Prior to joining Massey Univeristy in January 2010, I was Director of the Adult Community and Education programme at Queen Elizabeth College. I have over 20 years' experience in education management, governance and administration. This practical experience is complemented by a M.Mngmt and MBA (Dist) from Massey University.


Contact details

  • Ph: 83355
    Location: H.2.36, Hopkirk Institute
    Campus: Turitea


  • Master of Business Administration - Massey University (2010)
  • Master of Management - Massey University (2012)

Research Expertise


Leadership & management of an elite national, virtual science network

Operational management

Financial management

Project management

Process design and implementation

Creating and developing effective networks

Governance Board and management reporting

Stakeholder engagement

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Not Specified 0 1
Project Leader 4 4
Team Member 1 9

Current Projects

Project Title: He paku a uta he paku a ro wai

Date Range: 2022 - 2024

Funding Body: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Project Team:

Project Title: NZ-China Food Protection Network - A Collaborative Centre for Food Safety and Security

Date Range: 2016 - 2025

Funding Bodies: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment; University of Otago; Lincoln University

Project Team:

Consultancy and Languages


  • 2008 - 2012 - Ellison Group, Palmerston North
    Governance & Management Support & Facilitation