Dr Victoria Hatton

Dr Victoria Hatton

CEO, FoodHQ

Victoria is CEO of FoodHQ, an industry think tank to drive sustainable food systems in New Zealand. Victoria is a net zero strategist, passionate about our agriculture and food system. Victoria has more than fifteen years’ experience working in climate change, bridging the divide between science, policy, innovation and advocacy. Prior to FoodHQ, Victoria was a Director in the Sustainability and Climate Change team at PwC, driving innovative thinking to achieve our net zero goals. Her experience includes leading ambitious climate action for both the UK and New Zealand government’s, a stint at the UN FAO in Rome working on livestock mitigation and managing the international operations at the New Zealand Greenhouse Gas Research Centre. Earlier in her career, Victoria spent five years leading research, development, policy and strategy teams at Massey University.

FoodHQ is a partnership representing the largest collaboration of food, science and innovation in New Zealand based in Palmerston North.

Peter Dearden

Peter Dearden

Professor, the University of Otago, Co-director, Genomics Aotearoa

Manya Sabherwal

Manya Sabherwal

National Account Manager, Cytiva

Jai Denton

Jai Denton

Director - Crop Biotechnology Policy, CropLife Australia

Mark Piper

Mark Piper

CEO, The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research

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