Name Gary Jones Company New Zealand Apples & Pears Inc
Job Title Manager Trade Policy and Strategy Country New Zealand
Team Supplier/ Crops

Advisory Board Term:​ 2019 - 2023


Manager Trade Policy and Strategy

Membership Category

Producer/ Supplier

Gary's Statement

I will bring a global perspective to the Board of GLOBALG.A.P. One that not only looks at developing markets and economies and their capability challenges to become part of the global supply-chain but also the brand authenticity and integrity needs of current members and certificate holders.

I support GLOBALG.A.P. to become the foundation of world GAP programmes. To achieve and maintain this goal it must have a clear strategy for its management and all members and stakeholders.

I support the rules-based trade platforms of the WTO but also believe that the future of trade requires the development of industry to industry relationships and trust between trading nations and markets. GAP forms the base for this relationship and GLOBALG.A.P. has a unique role to play as we look to feed 10 billion people by 2050.

I have the support of the Southern Hemisphere Association of Fresh Fruit Exporters (SHAFFE).

Professional & Educational Background

After studying botany at University, I completed a Diploma in Horticultural Production. I am currently completing a Certificate in Global Management from INSEAD Global Business School.

Having 18 years working in corporate orchard management I have a strong understanding of fruit production, orchard operations, and GAP.

For the last 15 years, I have held senior executive roles at New Zealand Apples & Pears Inc (NZAPI) the organisation representing the New Zealand Apple and Pear industry.
My key role at NZAPI is to develop and maintain access to strategic markets.

Other affiliations relevant to candidacy

I am a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors and I have several Governance Board roles relating to:
• Industry Research,
• Market Access and Trade,
• Immigration and Labour,
• Education and Capability,
• Production, and
• International Development and Cooperation.

In addition to these governance roles I am a member of or represent New Zealand on the following forums:
• Codex Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Committee
• UNECE FFV - United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Committee.
• SHAFFE - Southern Hemisphere Association of Fresh Fruit Exporters.
• WAPA – World Apple and Pear Association.

Key Governance experience / skills also include strategy, information and communication technologies, international trade policy, and international development.