In September 2019 I took the role of General Manager Sustainability at New Zealand Winegrowers. My team is responsible for the implementation of the wine industry Environment Strategy to protect and enhance our industry’s reputation as a world leader in sustainable production. I joined New Zealand Winegrowers in January 2016 as Biosecurity and Emergency Response Manager where I played a key role in the development and implementation of the wine industry biosecurity strategy. Prior to that I worked for central government between 2005 and 2015, first in fisheries management and from 2010 in biosecurity response. I completed a PhD in Geography from Auckland University where I first developed a passion for sustainable resource management. I am originally from Auckland but am currently based in Blenheim – New Zealand’s largest wine growing region.