Governance Group

The Governance Group is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the strategic development, risk management and delivery of the Challenge.

Dr James Buwalda

James is Chair of the Governance Group, and has consulted on strategy and innovation matters for government, tertiary…

Devon McLean

Devon had a 30-year career in the New Zealand forest industry. In 1990, Devon was involved in setting…

Barry O’Neil

Barry is a biosecurity specialist consultant. His previous roles have included being the CEO of Kiwifruit Vine Health,…

Professor Emily Parker

Professor Emily Parker received her PhD in Biological Chemistry at University of Cambridge in 1996, and joined the…

Rob Phillips

Rob is Chief Executive for Environment Southland.…

Dr Dan Walker

Daniel is Chief Scientist at the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). His role is to oversee…

Glenice Paine

Glenice brings extensive skills and experience in resource and environmental management, biosecurity and governance, along with strong leadership…