Previously known as Physicians and Scientists for Responsible Genetics PSRGNZ - Charitable Trust
As required under the new 2005 Charities Act, PSGR has reregistered as a charitable trust.

Brian M Maskell

Brian Maskell is retired after a career spanning over 40 years as a Strategist with experience in international strategy formulation and as a development consultant working in government and private industry.

In the 1960’s, Brian became involved with the application of advanced technology on a broad front - in both industry and in government.  He also advised two of the largest British-based ‘think tanks’ on restructuring and development. 

He immigrated to New Zealand in 1972 to take up an appointment as senior consultant in central government.  In that position he was involved with management audits, machinery-of- government, overseas aid, management systems, statutory and regulatory reviews, policy research for regional development, and professional development of consultants in the New Zealand public sector.

The disciplines Brian uses derive from leading European management schools finely tuned to NZ conditions and therefore relevant and up-to-date. 

Brian’s assignments in NZ cover a broad range including: restructuring of the NZ Fire Service; an organisation review of a major New Zealand local authority; strategic assessments of new advances in applied forestry science; and developing a communications strategy for a NZ-based multi-national company.  He also covered leadership of two multi-disciplinary teams comprising of leading scientists, economists and industrialists to produce progressive and competitive strategies for obtaining public funding for basic science research in sheep production, fibre, textile, and leather sectors.  He led a multi-disciplinary team examining NZ Defence Force weapons logistics requirements and identifying options, including Australian Defence Force linkages.

Brian has presented a wide diversity of professional papers. 

In his retirement, he is focussed on scientific integrity and 'closing the gap' between sound science and delivery of its prospective benefits.

In that regard, he has particular interests in the field of the biological sciences; nutritional and environmental medicine; the physics of climate change; and the advancement of human learning; reasoning and ethics.

Brian is a strong advocate for advancing mechanisms for cooperation, not competition, in human endeavour.