Staff Profile

Bryan Parkes
Operations Manager
New Cultivar Innovation

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Bryan Parkes

Qualifications

BSc, Science & Management, University of Waikato, New Zealand
MSc, Biology & Biotechnology, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Diploma, Managerial Excellence, University of Auckland and NZIM, New Zealand
Leadership Deep Dive, Weatherhead School of Management, USA

Responsibilities

The Operations Manager – Kiwifruit New Cultivar Development is a joint appointment between Plant & Food Research and Zespri International. The role has oversight and coordination responsibility across the kiwifruit new cultivar development pipeline, ensuring the science and technology delivers what the industry and market require.

Background

2013-2014 Secondment to Plant & Food Research, Zespri International, New Zealand
2009-2013 Innovation Manager, Zespri International, New Zealand
2004-2009 Innovation Leader - New Products, Zespri International, New Zealand
2004-2004 Marketing & Innovation Manageer, ArborGen LLC, New Zealand
1998-2004 Manager - Clonal Forestry, Carter Holt Harvey Limited, New Zealand
1994-1998 Forest Biotechnologist, Carter Holt Harvey Limited, New Zealand

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