Our International Team


Chris LeachCEO - ND Ag, Cert ED

Over 35 years working in agriculture in the UK, Tonga, Niue and New Zealand. Chris has a wealth of experience in animal husbandry and welfare, specialising in adult education and development of extension and training programmes. Experienced in project scoping, design and management.


Josh WheelerChief Operating Officer - B Ag, Dip Applied Science, Dip Business

World leading milk quality/food safety specialist and expert in the development and delivery of training. Josh has extensive experience in Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Myanmar, Chile, Uganda, Philippines and Pakistan.


Murray PedleyGM New Business - MBA University of Waikato

International expert in raw milk quality for over 30 years. Murray has experience in Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Philippines, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Peru. Murray is a trainer and has experience in training course development focused on milk quality and milking machinery.


Craig AllenGM Certification - B Ag

Craig’s been involved in the dairy industry his whole working life initially working on dairy farms before moving to manufacturing. He has a wealth of experience in a liquid milk plant from processing to outward and inwards goods. Craig is a lead food safety auditor and trainer in both New Zealand and Australia on dairy farms, dairy processors and milk transport companies. Craig leads our QCONZ Australia operation.

Networks and Partners

  • Peter Wood – Peter is a registered engineer with more than 25 years of experience in Food and Dairy industries, and RAB-QSA registered Lead Auditor and Quality Systems Designer.
  • Chris Yates – Director Chris worked for QCONZ for a number of years as GM in training and has extensive experience in developing training programmes and project management.
  • Dave Malcolm – One of New Zealand’s leading experts on dairy microbiology, Dave has extensive international experience.
  • GPS IT – Field mapping technology experts.
  • Milk Bar – New Zealand calf rearing equipment.
  • LIC – Livestock Improvement Corporation – Improved artificial insemination training and the supply of New Zealand semen.
  • WaterForce – New Zealand’s leading supplier of water and irrigation system.


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