BSC (Hons.), PhD Otago | Managing Director
Stephen has extensive experience in phytosanitary regulatory processes and risk analysis, international agreements, and market access negotiation. He has worked in agriculture all of his working life in the scientific, regulatory and private sectors. Stephen specialises in export market access projects, technical writing and regulatory compliance systems.
Current roles include:
- Secretary of the NZ Seed Potato Certification Authority
- Market Access Manager for Summerfruit NZ
- Member of the GIA Deed Governance Group and Fruit Fly Council
Phone: 04 473 6042
Mobile: 021 773 502
Linked In: www.linkedin.com/in/stephen-ogden-206234103/
BSc (HortSci), Massey | Crop Protection Manager
Rebecca’s expertise lies in the area of agrichemical regulation. Rebecca previously worked with ACVM and has an excellent knowledge of agrichemical registration requirements. Rebecca works with horticultural industry groups on agrichemical strategy development, registration of new compounds and EPA reassessment of compounds.
Rebecca is currently an Agcarm Board member. Agcarm is the non-profit trade association of companies which manufacture, distribute and sell products that keep animals healthy and crops thriving. www.agcarm.co.nz
Rebecca is also currently the Executive manager for NZ Citrus Growers.
BSc, MSc (Hons), PhD., University of Auckland | Scientific Services Manager
Sally has an extensive science research background with over 10 years of research experience in environmental ecology, molecular biology, and microbial ecology. Prior to joining Market Access Solutionz Sally’s previous roles were as a Research Scientist at NIWA, post-doctoral researcher at NIWA and the Wellington School of Medicine. Sally specialises in technical writing and analysis, biosecurity, and pest risk assessment. Sally also manages the planning, co-ordination and implementation of research programmes for horticultural industry clients.
Sally is the Vegetable Research & Innovation Board coordinator and Research manager for NZ Citrus Growers.
Phone: 04 917 7162
Mobile: 021 171 0968
Linked In: http://nz.linkedin.com/in/sally-anderson-839179ab
CRESSIDA PATRICK (née BYWATER)
BSc, MSc (Botany), University of Otago | Market Access Specialist
Cressida comes from a regulatory background and previously worked as an Advisor in the hazardous substances team at the EPA. Prior to that she worked in the Fresh Produce Imports and Plant Exports group of MPI where she gained a wide range of biosecurity and market regulation experience. Her expertise lies in the area of hazardous substances regulation. She has an excellent knowledge of EPA’s requirements especially in relation to hazardous substance and status of substance (SOS) applications. Cressida works with horticultural industry groups on agrichemical strategy development and with registrants on EPA applications for new and existing substances, containment approvals and vertebrate toxic agent applications.
Cressida is on maternity leave but will return in 2019.
BSc (HortSci Hons) Massey / Senior Quality Systems Specialist
Mel has worked in horticulture for the majority of her career and has an extensive background in quality systems. Her earlier roles with MAF (now MPI) provided an understanding of biosecurity export and import systems. Through hands on phytosanitary and quality inspection work Mel has gained valuable insight into how horticultural export quality systems work at an operational level. This, in addition to an in depth understanding of certification and accreditation requirements place Mel in a strong position to advise and develop a range of practical and effective quality system solutions to meet regulatory and customer requirements.
Phone: 04 928 0376
Linked In: www.linkedin.com/in/melanie-dingle-6a686489/
BSc, PGDipSci (Ecology and Biodiversity), Victoria University | Regulatory Consultant - Plant Protection
Stephen's background is in the regulation of hazardous substances, including agrichemicals. He joined us in July 2017 having previously worked at the EPA and at WorkSafe NZ, in teams resonsible for approvals of hazardous substances, and the sites used to store them. Stephen works on a variety of projects across a range of our work areas
Phone: 04 917 7161
Radhika joined the team in 2016 as a part time administrator. Radhika has worked for several government organisations in a range of administrative and technical support roles.