Nigel Johnson

Nigel Johnson

Job Title

Director, Research & Innovation


Nigel is responsible for interfacing the University of Canterbury’s research, consulting and transfer activities with external parties. He previously held senior positions at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia, including General Manager, Client and Partner Relationships, Acting Group Executive of the Manufacturing, Materials and Minerals Group, and Chief of the Division of Textile and Fibre Technology, and was a member of CSIRO’s Commercial Executive Committee. His early career involved research and technology development in the textile sector with Canesis Network Ltd in Lincoln, New Zealand and at the University of New South Wales in Sydney.

  • Textile Technology
  • Fibrous Structures
  • Textile Processing
  • Technology Development
  • Research Management