Professor, the University of Otago, Co-director, Genomics Aotearoa
Senior Science Advisor, Oritain
Dr Kate Jones is the Senior Science Advisor for Oritain. Over the last eight years at Oritain, Kate has driven the development of the Oritain product and science delivery of fashion products including cotton and wool and is a key technical expert within the company. A key element of Kate’s work is science communication and scope development, addressing the question of supply chain traceability and sustainability in the fashion industry. Kate completed her undergraduate degree in environmental sciences and chemistry at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill before working as an Environmental Engineer for a construction and dewatering firm based in Singapore.
Kate went on obtain her PhD at the University of Otago in New Zealand, modelling the interaction of the marine environment and drivers on carbon dioxide fluxes along the coastal New Zealand shelf. After a postdoctoral stint at the Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of Tasmania, Kate shifted back to New Zealand and joined Oritain in 2015.