NZ Avocado staff

(0800 286 2236)

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 |

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 | Head of Global Marketing

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.

| Email |

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.

| Email |

Lauren Wallis | Communications Associate

Lauren will be overseeing the Communication role while Melissa Conrad is on Maternity leave.

|Email |

Joanne Nunn | Administration Assistant

Jo is the NZ Avocado receptionist and also assists the the New Zealand Avocado staff with any administration tasks.

| Phone 07 571 6147 | Email |

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.

| Mobile 021 706 504 | Email |

Logan Whenuaroa | Research Associate

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

| Mobile 0273739859 | Email |

Melissa van den Heuvel | Industry Systems Associate

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

| Email |

Whitney Leggett | Business Accountant

Whitney is a qualified Chartered Accountant and she oversees the company financials, reporting and annual budgets at NZ Avocado.

| Email |

Sarah Sorensen | Project Manager

Sarah is on a contract as project manager for research into post-harvest rots in avocado.

| Email |

Marie Larkin | IT Project Manager

Marie is the IT Project Manager and oversees the various IT Projects currently underway at NZ Avocado as part of the Primary Growth Partnership.

| Email |