Meet the Team

Rex Graham

Rex Graham

Director

Rex Graham has been involved in the Horticultural industry for over 40 years and has vast experience in management, variety development, large scale orchard set ups (particularly for corporate organisations) and governance. Chairman of SMV Ltd, U-Turn Charitable Trust and Gladeye. Director of RGA Holdings Ltd, Fresh New Zealand Ltd, NZ Fruit Tree Company, John Morton Ltd and Te Aranga Ltd. Trustee of HB Regional Sports Park and Te Aranga Marae-O-Heretaunga. Past Director of Plant & Food NZ Ltd.

Julie Greene

Julie Greene

Director

Julie Greene brings over 25 years’ experience in Horticulture; in contracting, supply management, procurement, sales and marketing. Julie has a Bachelor of Horticultural Science with first class honours from Massey University and a post grad Diploma in Business Administration. She has taught Growsafe courses. Julie worked for Heinz Wattie’s Australasia for 13 years in various roles including Agriculture Manager, Process Business Manager and Marketing Manager.

Lew Dagger

Lew Dagger

Associate

Lew Dagger has been based in China for the last 7 years where he consults on horticultural issues. He has a long history in Horticulture marketing in NZ as stone fruit export manager for Turners & Growers and Managing Director of Fresh New Zealand Ltd. Lew is currently the M. D. of Shennong Variety Management, (SVM) and lives in Kunming city, Yunnan. Lew was recipient of the prestigious “China Friendship Award for Foreign Experts” in 2009 for his work in Horticulture. Director of Shennong Variety Management Ltd.

John Morton

John Morton

Associate

John Morton is the one of the world’s leading experts on new varieties for pip and stone fruit. He travels regularly to keep up with the latest trends and developments in fruit. He is a Director of New Zealand Fruit Tree Company Ltd, AIGN®Shennong Variety Management Ltd and Intellectual Managing Director of John Morton Ltd, the worldwide manager for PappleTM.

Michelle Kittow

Michelle Kittow

Associate

Michelle has been with us for over 15 years and is our Office Manager and Financial Controller. Highly skilled in all aspects of administration, publishing, and finance including budgeting and cash flow spread sheets.