Plant breeders select new leaders
David Green, of PGG Wrightson Seeds, is the new president of the New Zealand Plant Breeding and Research Association (NZPBRA).
David’s appointment was announced at the association’s 2019 AGM. Michael Hales, Managing Director of Barenbrug Agriseeds, has taken over as vice president of the NZPBRA.
Outgoing president Barry McCarter stood down after two years in the role.
association’s full executive council comprises Glen
Jarvis, managing director Cropmark Seeds; Michael Hales,
managing director NZ Agriseeds; Bruce Garrett, managing
director Seed Force; James Creswell, brand manager NZ Seed
Houses; John Caradus, managing director Grasslanz
Technology; Sarah Gard, general manager Germinal NZ Ltd;
John McKenzie, CE0 Oceania PGG Wrightson Seeds DLF Seeds;
and Barry McCarter, product manager, Genetic Technologies