Staff Profile

David Hughes
Chief Executive Officer, Senior Management Team

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David Hughes


BTech (Hons), Manufacturing, Massey University, New Zealand
PGDip, Applied Statistics, Massey University, New Zealand


2018-present Director, Prevar Limited

2018-present Director, Science New Zealand

2018-present Co Chair, Challenge Partners’ Group - New Zealand’s Biological Heritage National Science Challenge

2018–present Director, FoodHQ

2012–present  Trustee – International Needs New Zealand

2012-present Chair, Biopolymer Network, New Zealand

2011-2019 Director, Kiwi Innovation Network, New Zealand

2016-2017 Director, Biolumic Ltd

2009-2018 Group General Manager Commercial, Plant & Food Research, New Zealand

2011-2013 Director, CropLogic, New Zealand

2009-2013 Member, Executive Committee, Australasian Industrial Research Group, Australia

2005-2009 GM Brands Innovation, Fonterra, Australia

2003-2005 GM Ingredient Partnerships, Fonterra, New Zealand

2001-2003 Senior Vice President Business Development, NZMP (USA), USA

1999-2001 Global Category Manager, New Zealand Dairy Board, New Zealand

1997-1999 GM Technical Division, NZMP(J), Japan

1992-1997 Regional Manager R&D and Specialised Ingredients, NZMP(ME), Bahrain

1987-1992 Technologist, NZ Dairy Board, New Zealand

Professional Memberships

Member, New Zealand Institute of Directors