We welcome to the team Kerry O’Neil, our new Monitoring & Compliance Advisor (replacing Karyn Lowry who retired late last year after 11 years with KVH).
Kerry works in the areas of surveillance and compliance. Her role focuses on working with stakeholders to improve biosecurity practices across the kiwifruit industry, including organising various monitoring programmes, developing and maintaining KVH protocols, and ensuring compliance standards are met to reduce biosecurity risk. This includes an audit function across pack-houses, kiwifruit processors, budwood suppliers and pollen mills.
Kerry also assists nurseries wanting to join the Kiwifruit Plant Certification Scheme (KPCS) in producing their manuals, and organising associated sampling, testing and external auditing so please do get in touch at [email protected] if you have any questions at all.
Joining KVH from the Tauranga City Council, Kerry has a wealth of experience within regulation and compliance, specifically with food and health registrations and alcohol licensing. She has had a particular focus on working closely with business owners and stakeholders to understand, monitor and reach compliance under relevant legislation.