Hayward Medal awarded to Ian Greaves for pastoral care

20 February 2020

KVH was delighted last week to hear that the kiwifruit industry’s Fresh Carriers Hayward Medal recognising outstanding contributions has this year been awarded to Ian Greaves, for the life-saving pastoral care he provided the industry during the Psa outbreak.

Kiwifruit Industry Advisory Committee Chair and Zespri Director Tony Hawken presented the medal to Mr. Greaves at the industry’s Momentum 2020 conference dinner, recognising the efforts he put in to caring for the health and wellbeing of growers during the Psa outbreak through his Grower Support Network.

During the Psa outbreak, Mr Greaves brought together a team of volunteers and created a pastoral care plan which provided a variety of services to support growers. His wealth of industry experience and the trust he built up from his involvement as a grower, field representative, general manager of post-harvest, to consultant and leadership roles at KVH, Kiwifruit New Zealand and NZKGI, meant he had the knowledge and ability to act as the glue during the crisis.

We congratulate Ian for the huge contribution he has, and continues to make, to our industry.

Image: Fresh Carriers President Takao Takeshige; Hayward Medal Winner Ian Greaves; Kiwifruit Industry Advisory Committee Chair and Zespri Director Tony Hawken. Credit Dscribe Media.