New CE for GrowingNZ

January 2017

The work of presenting career opportunities in the primary industries will be in new hands this year. Dr Michelle Glogau takes over from Andy Somerville as CE of GrowingNZ.

GrowingNZ is an alliance of major players in the primary industries, including industry bodies, education providers and government agencies. It is working to ensure that suitably qualified people are available to help grow New Zealand’s primary sector.

Michelle Glogau was the CEO of BioGro for 8 years, developing it to become New Zealand’s leading organic certifier. She is a Ph.D.-qualified scientist (in Botany) and has also worked in educational services and research roles. She brings experience of working with stakeholders ranging from producers and exporters to regulators and educators.

GrowingNZ is an initiative of the Primary Industry Capability Alliance, a membership organisation.