NZ Avocado staff

For help and general questions please email:

Jen Scoular | Chief Executive Officer

The NZAGA & NZ Avocado Board task Jen with developing and implementing a strategy to optimise profitability while growing a strong industry.
| Mobile 021 741 014 |

Miranda Milne | Executive Assistant to CEO

Miranda provides executive and governance support to the CEO and Board.  She is also responsible for the management of administration activities at NZ Avocado.

Mobile 021 806 169 | Email

Glenys Parton | Technical Director, Industry Systems

Glenys manages the industry quality and export systems, including AvoGreen. She currently facilitates fruit quality research and agrichemical efficacy assessment.

| Mobile 027 499 7081 | Email |

Brad Siebert | Technical Director

Brad manages the day-to-day of the NZ Avocado Primary Growth Partnership programme: NZ Avocados Go Global, and works to ensure the industry has a well considered biosecurity plan to protect the New Zealand avocado industry.

| Phone 021 804 847 | Email |

Bevan Jelley | Market Manager

Bevan works closely with exporters and NZ marketers to optimise grower investment in market development, and manages promotional activity in our key markets.

| Mobile 021 994 097 | Email |

Anna Livingston | Market Manager

Anna provides support with promotional activities across export markets and in the NZ market with a focus on digital marketing.

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Melissa Conrad | Communications Manager

Melissa manages the stakeholder and corporate communications activities and events for NZ Avocado. She coordinates the development and creation of industry publications such as AvoScene and Avoconnect, while also managing the organisations growers facebook page.

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Stephanie Kerscher | Marketing and Communications Associate

Stephanie will be overseeing the Communication role while Melissa Conrad is on Maternity leave and supporting with marketing activities.

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Phillip West | Research Director

Phillip works with growers on orchard trials, while also managing projects within the NZ Avocado Research Programme, analysing data and communicating results to growers.

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Logan Whenuaroa | Research Associate

Logan supports with the implementation of the NZ Avocado Research Programme.

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Melissa van den Heuvel | Industry Systems Associate

Melissa supports the implementation of industry systems and the NZ Avocado Research Programme

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Sarah Sorensen | Project Manager

Sarah is the project manager and oversees on orchard fruit quality projects.

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Milo Jensen | Graduate

Milo is the Graduate at NZ Avocado. He assists with administration, PPIN applications whilst also providing support to the team where need be.

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Brittany Whitehead | Administration Assistant

Brittany is the Administration Assistant at NZ Avocado. She assists with PPIN Applications, Non-propagation agreements and any administration tasks

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