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The NZAGRC is coordinated by a dedicated and enthusiastic team.
The NZAGRC Director, Operations Manager, Operations Manager (International) and Administrator are employed by AgResearch on behalf of the NZAGRC and are based in Palmerston North. The Deputy Director (International), also employed by AgResearch, is located in Wellington.
Dr Harry Clark
Dr Harry Clark moved to New Zealand to study the impacts of climate change on pastoral agriculture after obtaining his PhD and working for MAFF in the United Kingdom. Prior to leading the establishment of the NZAGRC, Harry headed up AgResearch's Climate, Land and Environment section and was the Principal Investigator of the PGgRc from 2007 until 2010.
Harry sits on a number of New Zealand and international government panels & committees including New Zealand's Agricultural Emissions Trading Scheme Advisory Committee, Methnet (Chair), and the Research, Innovation and Technology Transfer Working Group. Internationally, Harry is a New Zealand coordinator of the New Zealand AnimalCHANGE team (EU FP7), a New Zealand representative for the EU initiative, the Knowledge-Based Bio-Economy (KBBE) forum, lead author for the International Panel for Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), and co-chair of the Livestock Research Group of the Global Research Alliance.
Harry maintains responsibility for the overall strategic direction of the NZAGRC, science plan and operations, provides advice to the New Zealand Secretariat for the Global Research Alliance and leadership to the Global Research Alliance Livestock Research Group.
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Dr Andy Reisinger
Deputy Director (International)
Dr Andy Reisinger joined the NZAGRC team in November 2010 from the New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute, based at Victoria University of Wellington. Andy spent six years working for the Ministry for the Environment as Senior Adviser on climate change and has also worked for the Inter-governmental Panel for Climate Change in the UK and in India.
Andy is a Coordinating Lead Author for the International Panel for Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) and is a New Zealand representative for the Global Research Alliance Livestock Research Group.
Andy works from the NZAGRC Wellington office to enable robust interaction with MAF with respect to the Alliance. Andy provides strategic support to the NZAGRC Director and leads New Zealand's science contribution to the Global Research Alliance and NZAGRC's input into the Global Research Alliance Livestock Research Group.
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Dr Heather Went
Dr Heather Went joined the NZAGRC in March 2010 from her role as a Business Development Manager at AgResearch. Heather has a PhD in biophysical chemistry from Cambridge University and worked in London for a management consulting firm specialising in the pharmaceutical industry prior to moving to New Zealand at the end of 2005.
Heather is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the NZAGRC including the development of policies & procedures, management of advisory groups and committees, NZAGRC communications, and liaison with scientists to ensure adequate completion of science goals and programmes.
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Dr Victoria Hatton
Operations Manager (International)
Dr Victoria Hatton joined the NZAGRC team in September 2010 after five years at Massey University primarily working in research management, strategy and policy development. Victoria gained her PhD in Geography and Social Anthropology from the University of Leicester and during her undergraduate degree spent time at Cambridge University as a Research Officer in the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI).
Victoria provides operational management of the NZAGRC's input into the Global Research Alliance including coordination of the Livestock Research Group work portfolio; and coordination, analysis and dissemenation of results for the Stocktake of Activities and Priorities for Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emissions Research. Victoria is also responsible for the coordination and promotion of the Livestock Emissions & Abatement Research Network (LEARN) and its award programme.
Kate Parlane moved to the Manawatu and joined the NZAGRC at the end of March 2010 after working for the Wellington City Council in their Executive administration team, and as an administrator for New Zealand's export education industry body. Kate is completing her undergraduate study part time at Massey University.
Kate provides support to the NZAGRC Director to fulfill his international and domestic travel commitments, and provides administrative advice, drafting of correspondence, event and meeting coordination, and adherance to policy & procedure advice to the Director and the rest of the NZAGRC team.
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