President David Bennett and President Elect Ross Foubister

have much pleasure in inviting you to the club’s

2017 President Ross Foubister and wife Rosemary

Presidential Changeover Dinner

Khandallah Town Hall

Wednesday 12 July 2017.

6:30pm  for 7pm start.

$50 per person, $30 for members.

Beverages included

RSVP to Brian Poole

Please make payment to Rotary Club Of Wellington North

by cheque or internet banking


(using your surname and “changeover” as reference)

After dinner we will be addresses by Paul Atkins Chief Executive of Zealandia

Paul took over as CEO of ZEALANDIA in mid-November 2015, having first been introduced to the Karori Sanctuary project in early 2000 following which he became a volunteer in the sanctuary, monitoring kaka and doing supplementary feeding duties. 

He is also on the board of directors of three start-up companies, two of which he Chairs: Boutiq Science Ltd, a nanotechnology spinout company; Ferronova, a company focusing on use of magnetic nanoparticles and sensors for biomedical applications; and MEVO, a car-share scheme. 

Previously Paul was CEO of the National Energy Research Institute (NERI), and prior to that was Director of Business Development for Izon Science Ltd, a nanotechnology instrumentation company.  During his time as General Manager of International Investments with the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology, Paul established the Foundation’s International Group, negotiating joint research funding agreements with Korea and Japan, as well as research collaborations in the USA and Europe.   He was a Director in the British Council for almost 20 years, and has worked in over 40 countries around the world.

Paul holds an MSc and has post-graduate qualifications in both business and marketing management.  He is a Chartered Physicist and member of the Institute of Physics, a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, a member of the Institute of Directors and, until late 2015, was inaugural Chair of the New Zealand Smart Grid Forum and Vice-chair of the IEA’s Demand-side Implementing Agreement.