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The Fertiliser Association of New Zealand has three permanent staff, plus a Management Board and a Technical Committee.

Chief Executive

Dr Vera Power has international experience in agricultural research, assessment of environmental impacts, as well as regulation of intensive agriculture. More recently she has had government policy experience on both water and climate change with the Ministry for the Environment. As Chief Executive, Vera drives the implementation of the Fertiliser Association's strategic plan, with a key focus on research, sustainability and the environment, and local authority and central government planning. She also represents the Association on a range of external committees, as well as industry and government stakeholder groups.

Executive Manager

Greg Sneath is the Fertiliser Association's Executive Manager. Greg provides representation on a range of industry and local government groups and provides technical support and assistance to the Chief Executive.

Administration Manager

Louise Hargraves is the Fertiliser Association's Administration Manager. Louise provides the office and financial administration functions required to ensure the smooth operation of the Association. Louise is also responsible for the administration of the Nutrient Management Adviser Certification Programme.

Management Board

The Board is responsible for setting the policy direction of the Fertiliser Association.

Board members are:

  • The chairman from each member company; John Henderson (Ravensdown) and David Peacocke (Ballance)
  • The two chief executives of the member companies; Greg Campbell (Ravensdown) and Mark Wynne (Ballance)
  • Two Technical representatives, Mike Manning (Ravensdown) and Warwick Catto (Ballance)
  • The Management Board is currently chaired by David Peacocke.

Technical Committee

The Technical Committee makes recommendations to the Management Board on research funding, and also provides technical advice to the Board on a wide range of industry issues.

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