Introducing NeSI's Operations Manager

Robin Bensley joined NeSI as the Operations Manager in March 2016.
Robin completed a Bachelor of Horticulture at Massey University before joining the Crown Research Institute Hort Research as a research associate. He then joined the science programme at the New Zealand Apple and Pear Board, setting up a national programme building forecasting tools to predict regional harvesting dates.

Robin moved into commercial roles in New Zealand and in Europe focused on the use of data to drive business strategy, running and setting up teams consulting in business analysis, solution development and  IT operations. In his last role Robin worked at the University of Auckland running research finance and contracting teams.
Outside of work Robin enjoys hiking, kayaking and skiing, has aspirations to play his guitar better and paint more regularly.