Desi Ramoo is the new Director of B3, replacing David Teulon who is stepping down from the role after 10 years.
Over the past decade Desi has worked at the Ministry for Primary Industries, Ministry for the Environment, the government-funded Biological Heritage National Science Challenge, and with private companies in research innovation, commercialisation and community engagement roles.
Desi says he is excited to be part of a collaboration doing great things to help stop pests getting into the country.
“It’s a great opportunity to put my experience and understanding of the research system in New Zealand, working with government agencies and other important players in the biosecurity community, including the general public to good use. Biosecurity is an issue of high national importance and I’m looking forward to sharing how B3 is providing science solutions to the issues that are facing us as a country.”
B3 Collaboration Council Chair Dr James Buwalda says Desi brings co