CEO, Plant & Food Research
David Hughes is in his second year as CEO of Plant & Food Research. He joined in 2009 as Group GM Commercial, and has 30 years of international experience in the food industry in NZ and globally. His roles have included business development, innovation management, sales and marketing, and technical support.
Plant & Food Research is a science company delivering products, IP and technology that create competitive advantage for clients in the horticulture, wine, cropping, seafood and associated high value food sectors worldwide. The company has 700 specialist research staff based in NZ, Australia and the USA, as well as global relationships with leading academic institutions and R&D companies. It seeks to be a sustainable business delivering science that maximises NZ’s economic, environmental, and social prosperity, and to work with partners to create the world’s most sustainable production systems.
Global Food Trends and the Opportunities they Present for NZ
Globe-trotting food trend superstar Professor David Hughes hooks up with his Kiwi namesake from Plant & Food Research to explore a changing food and consumer landscape.
The future’s coming, ready or not.