Industry Partner Groups (IPGs)
IPGs are the vital link to our primary industries. These are talented specialists who give their time and experience to Primary ITO, advising on training, qualification review and development, industry events and research. They ensure we remain relevant, future focused and directly involved with the ever-changing nature of their industries.
Adam joined the board of the NZ Horticulture ITO in 2002 as the representative of the landscaping industry. He then went on to be appointed chair in 2006 and continued in this role until the merger with AgITO.
Adam is a past president of the Landscaping Industries Association of New Zealand. Adam is Managing Director of a landscape business in Christchurch and has a number of trainees working through the ITO training system.
For a full list of IPG Members contact Adam Pollard on firstname.lastname@example.org
Avocado and Kiwifruit
Nikki is the CEO of New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Incorporated (NZKGI). She has a technical background with plant science training underpinning over 20 years’ experience in the horticultural and arable industries.
Her role as Chair is a key part of NZKGI’s education strategy in identifying the industries training needs to attract, retain and develop it members.
For a full list of IPG members contact Nikki Johnson on email@example.com
Julie has over 20 years HR experience across multiple industries, both private and public.
The last six years of her career has been in the role of Senior Vice President Human Resources for Constellation Brands, New Zealand’s Leading Wine Company. In this role Julie supports all functions of the organisation across both NZ and Australia, with HR and communications activities. With a passion for developing people to their full potential and ensuring learning is embedded into work place practices, Julie has been partnering with the ITO since joining Constellation Brands to provide meaningful development opportunities for employees.
SHC Rep: Julie Bassett.
For a full list of IPG members contact Julie Bassett on firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Boyd has been involved in the sports turf industry for over 30 years. He is currently a Golf Course Superintendent at Pakuranga Golf Club (Auckland) where he has trained many successful trainees.
Peter was on the New Zealand Golf Course Superintendents Association (NZGCSA) board for eight years, followed by six years as President of the NZGCSA. He has been heavily involved in the Auckland Superintendents Association. Peter was a board member of the Sports Turf ITO for six years before the merger that formed Primary ITO. He has recently completed a Level 5 Sports Turf qualification.
The retention of good robust training, delivered by quality providers to meet industry needs is essential. We need to continually encourage new trainees into our industry, but also maintain and build on the high standards that have been set. New models and technology like e-learning are essential, but we must make sure we don’t lose contact with our people and the personal touch.
For a full list of IPG members contact Peter Boyd on email@example.com