Staff Profile

Catherine Kingston
Operations Manager
New Cultivar Innovation

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Catherine Kingston


BHortSci (Hons), Massey University, New Zealand
Diploma, Business Administration, Massey University, New Zealand

Research Interests & Activities

Work to co-ordinate development and delivery of research in the Food Innovation Portfolio in line with strategic objectives and associated business plans. This includes oversight of research leadership, personnel development, resource allocation, technology development and application

International Collaboration

2008-2015 Portfolio Manager, Food Innovation, Plant & Food Research, New Zealand
2005- 2008 Business Leader, Kiwifruit (and Pipfruit until 2007),  HortResearch, Havelock North, New Zealand
2003 - 2005, Commercial Leader (Kiwifruit, VIticulture, Pipfruit), HortResearch, Havelock North, New Zealand
1998 - 2003   Portfolio Manager, Viticulture and Ornamentals, HortResearch, Havelock North, New Zealand
1996-1998, Business Manager, HortResearch, Palmerston North, New Zealand
1994-1996 Programme Manager, Foundation for Research, Science & Technology, Wellington, New Zealand
1993--1994 - Contracts Officer, Culture & Recreation Division, Wellington City Council, Wellington, New Zealand
1992- Regional Co-ordinator, MAF Residual Management Unit, Levin, New Zealand
1991-1992 - Scientist, Cytophysiology Group, MAFTechnology, Levin, New Zealand
1983-1991 Scientist, Horticultural Physiology Group, MAFTechnology, Levin, New Zealand

Honours & Awards

Massey Scholarship 1982