Next week we say farewell (for now) to Karyn Lowry, our Monitoring & Investigation Advisor, and long-term colleague and friend.
The longest serving member of our team, Karyn joined KVH in January 2011 to assist with supervising sampling and monitoring teams in Te Puke during the initial Psa response.
Since then, her role has included working in areas of surveillance and compliance; organising various monitoring programmes associated with Psa; developing and maintaining KVH protocols; and auditing across pack-houses, kiwifruit processors, budwood suppliers and pollen mills. Notably, Karyn was heavily involved in the inception of the Kiwifruit Plant Certification Scheme (KPCS) in 2014 and she has since assisted nurseries wanting to join the scheme.
Needless to say, many readers will know Karyn well and I’m sure all join us in thanking her for her immense contribution to KVH and the industry over the years.
We wish Karyn all the best and a wonderful retirement filled with good health, relaxation, and fun. Best wishes to you Karyn as you embark on this new journey.