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How is HEA Governed & managed?

  • HEA reports to the Minister for Primary Industries
  • HEA governance is provided by a 5-member board comprising 3 industry nominated representatives and 2 government appointees:
    • Peter Luxton (Chairman since March 2020)
    • Mick Ahern (Exporter nominee since April 2015)
    • Andrew Fenton (Horticulture New Zealand nominee since December 2015)
    • Lesley Wilson (Horticulture New Zealand nominee since November 2018)
    • Stephanie Honey (Government appointee since March 2020)

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Staff –

  • Simon Hegarty (appointed CEO in Aug. 2005)
  • Barbara Maré (Administrator & Industry Advisor part-time role)

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While the HEA reports to the Minister for Primary Industries, the HEA is funded 100% by its industry sector participants via:

  • Statutory fees on Recognised Product Groups.
  • Fees on licence holders (application fees and annual monitoring fees).