Our People

The NZAGRC is staffed by a dedicated and enthusiastic team.

The NZAGRC Director, Operations Manager, Project Analyst, International Capability and Training Coordinator, and Administrator are employed by AgResearch on behalf of the NZAGRC, and are based in Palmerston North. The Deputy Director (International) and Operations Manager (International), also employed by AgResearch, are based in Wellington.  Read more about the NZAGRC staff

The NZAGRC team includes more than 50 highly motivated scientists and technical staff delivering high quality science. This team is led by 7 experts in their field providing science leadership and advice to the NZAGRC. Read more about the NZAGRC SLT 

The NZAGRC receives direction from its Steering Group who met quarterly and oversee the NZAGRC's performance against its strategic plan. Read more about the NZAGRC SG 

The NZAGRC receives expert advice on the relevance and quality of its research programme for the international and Maori communities. See more about our advisors page for more information.

Below are some profiles of Our People and the work they do. 

Andy Reisinger

Dr Andy Reisinger, NZAGRC Deputy Director (International)

Andy is Deputy Director (International) of the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre, where he focuses on international research and capability building to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from livestock.

Andy is also vice-chair of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which focuses on options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Previously he served as coordinating lead author for two major IPCC reports released in 2014 and managed production of another report in 2007.

Andy also recently joined, part-time, the Secretariat of the Interim Climate Change Committee. The Committee has been set up by the government to develop evidence and analysis for the Climate Change Commission proposed as part of the Zero Carbon Bill.

Andy’s research interests include the role of agriculture in climate change policy, as well as climate change impacts, adaptation, uncertainty and implications for decision-making.

Phone +64 4 472 3292   Email andy.reisinger@nzagrc.org.nz

 -- View Andy's latest presentation "Agricultural emissions: their role in climate change - past, present and future"

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