Staff Profile

TC Chadderton
Operations Manager,
Food Innovation

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TC Chadderton


BE (Hons), Chemical & Materials Engineering, University of Auckland, New Zealand


Co-ordinate strategic planning of customer management and business operations functions across the Food Innovation Portfolio, to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of science and commercial outcomes. Includes financial, customer, facilities, equipment and risk matters.


2014-2015 Business Development Manager, Plant & Food Research, New Zealand
2010-2014 Vice President, Business Development (USA/Americas), Plant & Food Research, USA
2008-2010 Business Development Manager – Seafood, Plant & Food Research, New Zealand 
2001-2008 Science Group Manager – Seafoods & Marine Extracts, Crop & Food Research, New Zealand
1999-2001 Science Platform Manager – Food Systems & Technology, AgResearch, New Zealand
1997-1999 General Manager – Processing & Environmental Technology, MIRINZ Food Technology & Research, New Zealand
1992-1997 Research Team Leader – Refrigeration & Energy Section, MIRINZ Inc, New Zealand
1989-1992 Research Engineer – Refrigeration & Energy Section, MIRINZ Inc, New Zealand

Honours & Awards

Most Innovative Product Award from Institute of Measurement and Control of New Zealand, 2000
Environment Waikato Sustainability Award, 1999
Tony Barnard Award for Refrigeration Research (NZNC-IIR, ECNZ, APV), 1997

Plant & Food Research Chairman's Award, 2018

Professional Memberships

President (2013-14), Pacific Fisheries Technologists Association
Member, Institute of Food Technologists (US)
Member and Past Chair, NZ National Committee of the International Institute of Refrigeration