Nigel French obtained a King’s Birthday honour

6 June 2023

Inaugural director of the New Zealand Food Safety Science and Research Centre (NZFSSRC), subsequently Chief Scientist and now Emeritus Director, Nigel French has been honoured for services to epidemiology, becoming a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. A well-deserved recognition.

As well as establishing the NZFSSRC, Nigel played a key role in the response to COVID-19, as a member of the technical advisory committee and contributor to the genomics and modelling work.

His knowledge and experience have also been pivotal to the ongoing effort to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis.

Many congratulations, Nigel.

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