Gary leads a team of specialists responsible for food safety and quality, technical compliance, market access, policy and regulation, quality systems and environmental management.

He has a Bachelor of Technology (biotechnology) and a Masterate in Business Administration from Massey University, and has held a number of leadership roles within the industry including technical, industrial relations, health and safety and general management. Gary is also a trustee for the Meat Industry Superannuation scheme since 2006.