Our People

Creating value through unique plant opportunities.

John Caradus

Chief Executive Officer
DDI: +64 6 351 8001
Fax: +64 6 351 8240
Mobile: +64 29 351 8001
Email: john.caradus@grasslanz.com

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Bruce Belgrave

Business Development Manager
DDI: +64 6 351 8022
Fax: +64 6 351 8240
Mobile: 029 351 8022
Email: bruce.belgrave@grasslanz.com

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Tony Stratton

Business Development Manager
USA Office
Fax: +1 828 645 9695
Mobile: +1 828 242 8661
Email: tony.stratton@agresearchusa.com

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Tim Chapman 

Business Development Manager
DDI: +64 3 321 8645
Fax: +64 3 321 8804
Mobile: 021 302 542
Email: tim.chapman@grasslanz.com

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Shaun Monk

Seed Production Manager
Phone: + 64 3 321 8635
Fax: + 64 3 321 8804
Mobile: 029 983 3922
Email: shaun.monk@grasslanz.com

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Susan Barnett 

Personal Assistant
DDI: +64 6 351 8007
Fax: +64 6 351 8240
Email: susan.barnett@grasslanz.com

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Dawn Perry 

Commercial Manager
DDI: +64 6 351 8010
Fax: +64 6 351 8240
Mobile: +64 29 351 8010
Email: dawn.perry@grasslanz.com

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Joy Lin 

Intellectual Property Manager
Phone: +64 6 351 8214
Fax: +64 6 351 8240
Email: joy.lin@grasslanz.com

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Trevor Mitchell

Financial Accountant
Phone: + 64 6 351 8027
Fax: + 64 6 351 8240
Mobile: 021 271 8027
Email: trevor.mitchell@grasslanz.com

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Michael Dyksma

Seed Production Officer
DDI: +64 3 321 8645
Fax: +64 3 321 8804
Mobile: +64 29 983 3902
Email: michael.dyksma@grasslanz.com

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Brian Maw

Seed Production Technician
DDI: +64 3 321 8645
Fax: +64 3 321 8804
Mobile: +64 21 867 152
Email: brian.maw@grasslanz.com

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Ivan Baird

Forage Seed Nursery Manager - Legumes
DDI: +64 3 321 3597
Fax: +64 3 321 8804
Mobile: 021 725 292
Email: ivan.baird@grasslanz.com

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Kath Stewart

Forage Seed Nursery Co-ordinator
DDI: +64 3 321 8645
Fax: +64 3 321 8804
Mobile: 021 706 581
Email: kath.stewart@grasslanz.com

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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.

 

Products & services
Collaborative research and project
management of plant technologies.
Development and licensing of plant varieties, grass endophytes and plant genes.
Protection of intellectual property through patents, trade marks and plant variety rights.
Production and sale of high quality early generation seedstock.
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Key successes

Avanex

A natural fungus (endophyte) that lives in grass and produces chemicals that make birds feel sick when ingested, but does not harm them. This endophytic grass also reduces... Read more »

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Latest news

Winner of the NZ Hi-Tech Awards 2012

At the 2012 New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards gala dinner held in Auckland on Friday 11th May, Grasslanz Technology Limited was presented with the HSBC Most Innovative Product from an Emerging Market Award for Agritech... Read more »

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