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EDOR Chair Sir Eion Edgar made Distinguished Fellow by NZ Institute of Directors

Wednesday 5 May 2021 11:32am

Sir Eion Edgar is the benefactor and namesake of the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre, housed at the University of Otago.  He was recently recognised by the New Zealand Institute of Directors for his long contribution to business, governance and the community.

In the Otago Daily Times article, Sir Stephen Tindall described Sir Eion as the "the definition of philanthropy in New Zealand". Sir Eion's philanthropic support was instrumental in the establishment of the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre.

Sir Eion chairs the EDOR advisory board and plays an active part in public events and significant undertakings of the Centre, such as the commissioning of the recent groundbreaking report into the Economic and Social Cost of Type 2 Diabetes in New Zealand.

Read about Sir Eion's award

Sir Eion bestowed with honour, ODT, 30 April, 2021

Find out more about Sir Eion

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From left: Dr Cherie Stayner (Research Manager), Professor Jim Mann (Co-Director), Professor Rachael Taylor (Director), Sir Eion Edgar (Chair), Associate Professor Kirsten Coppell (Co-Director)