International Team

QCONZ have a large number of consultant experts and specialists based out of New Zealand, Australia and South America, 

Murray Pedley (MBA) QCONZ CEO

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.

Josh Wheeler (B Ag Sci)

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.

Greg Braggins (B Ag Sci)

Greg has been implementing projects in Myanmar and Indonesia and has extensive experience in Australia. He is a qualified lead auditor, trainer and a milking machine tester and has owned and operated a dairy farm in New Zealand. Greg is also heavily involved in our Piggery auditing service.

Chris Leach

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.

Peter Wood - (B Engineering Hons)

Peter’s experience relates to dairy processing (particularly small scale) food safety and industry sustainability. Peter has worked throughout the world most recently in Myanmar and Ethiopia. He is a lead auditor and experienced builder of quality assurance systems.

Karen Thomson – (CPA)

Karen is the QCONZ management accountant and has been so from its inception. As such, her industry understanding is extremely well developed.

Bernardo Balladares

Bernardo (a native Spanish speaker) is farm quality consultant with 4 years’ experience in New Zealand. Specialising in milk quality and food safety Bernardo has worked in dairy development aid projects in Colombia (working with small holder dairy farmers in the High Tropics) and in Peru (working with farmers and cheesemakers in Puno, Cusco and Cajamarca).

Justin Moss - Information Technology

Justin is GM Information Technology and Communication is an experienced IT developer with multiple smart digital solutions to his name. Justin, an expert in mobile, web and cloud based technology oversees the design and development of solutions to ease data flow from remote locations and also to improve task management and communications.

Craig Allen

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.

Hector Font-Echegaray

Originally from Uruguay, Hector worked as a technical representative for international companies (such as 3M and Glaxo SmithKline). Hector’s focus and interests are in customer service, the transferring of knowledge, environmental management (climate, soil composition and water protection) and food safety, delivering training in Chile and Argentina.

Plus our internationally experienced in-house consultants / trainers

  • Bernardo Balladares – Peru, Columbia
  • Chris Yates – SE Asia

Via contractual arrangement / networks:

  • Dave Malcolm (M Sc Hons) – One of New Zealand’s leading experts on dairy microbiology, Dave has extensive international experience.
  • Mark and Sarah Speight – Highly regarded and internationally experienced in Farming Systems
  • Massey University – Technical training
  • LIC – Livestock Improvement Corporation – Improved artificial insemination training and the supply of New Zealand semen
  • Milk Bar – New Zealand calf rearing equipment
  • WaterForce – New Zealand’s leading supplier of water and irrigation system

Be an International Consultant

We are always looking for in-country consultants to assist with our projects.

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how can we help you?

Drop us a line if you have any questions or would like to work with us.
Hours: 7am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday