John Caradus

Chief Executive Officer
Mobile: +64 29 351 8001
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Bruce Belgrave

Business Development Manager
DDI: +64 6 351 8022
Mobile: +64 29 351 8022
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Tony Stratton

Business Development Manager
USA Office
Mobile: +1 828 242 8661
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Tim Chapman 

Business Development Manager
DDI: +64 3 321 8645
Mobile: 021 302 542
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Shaun Monk

Seed Production Manager
Mobile: +64 29 983 3922
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Susan Barnett 

Personal Assistant
Mobile: +64 21 144 3693
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Dawn Perry 

Commercial Manager
DDI: +64 6 351 8010
Mobile: +64 29 351 8010
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Charlotte Tumilson

Intellectual Property Manager
Phone: +64 6 351 8214
Mobile: +64 21 638 214
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Trevor Mitchell

Financial Accountant
Phone: + 64 6 351 8027
Mobile: +64 21 271 8027
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Michael Dyksma

Seed Production Officer
Mobile: +64 29 983 3902
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Lucella Jordan

Seed Production Technician
Mobile: +64 21 867 152
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Riki Burgess

Seed Production Technician Assistant
Mobile: +64 21 810 838
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Ivan Baird

Forage Seed Nursery Manager - Legumes
Mobile: +64 21 725 292
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Kath Stewart

Forage Seed Nursery Manager
Mobile: +64 21 706 581
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Grasslanz Technology Statutory Board

John Hay - Chairman

Dr John Hay takes over from Dr Ian Boddy as Chair of Grasslanz Technology Limited, a wholely owned subsidary of AgResearch.

John worked as a research scientist and manager at AgReseach, and its predecessor DSIR Grasslands, for 27 years, becoming GM Grasslands Division in 1998. In the late 1980s he established the Cultivar Development and Management group which became Grasslanz Technology Limited in 2003.

In the 1970s he was awarded DSIR Study Leave and spent time at the Welsh Plant Breeding Station in Aberystwyth, the research results from this time comprising the bulk of his PhD.

In 2000 John was appointed CEO of ESR where he worked until his retirement in 2011. During this time he was awarded the Royal Society Thomson Medal for outstanding leadership in science management.

John is also Chair of Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, and a Director of International Accreditation New Zealand.

Tom Richardson - Director

Tom Richardson became CEO of AgResearch in September 2010 following five years as CEO of Scion.  Originally from the United States, Dr Richardson has worked in New Zealand science for 20 years. He spent 18 years with Scion, 13 as a practising scientist and science manager, and 5 as CEO. He has had frequent assignments on advisory boards, external review panels and international science and trade delegations.

Dr Richardson holds a number of science-related directorships and is on the Board of Waiariki Institute of Technology and the Riddet Institute Governance Board at Massey University.