Meet the team: John Mather
John is our Operations & Compliance Officer. He joined the KVH team in May 2013 as National Pest Management Plan (NPMP) Analyst and Compliance Officer and has a key role in implementing the plan, including all aspects of compliance.
He is an Authorised Person under the Biosecurity Act and issues permissions for requested movements of risk items including kiwifruit plant material used for (non-Psa) research, and machinery movements where KVH authorisation is required.
John also has an overall management role, working with Regional Councils and landowners, to ensure that wild kiwifruit infestations are detected and destroyed. His presentations on wild kiwifruit are always popular - operational information and images of control efforts over the years can be viewed here.