Catherine Richardson


Catherine  represents the Kiwifruit sector.    


Catherine is the Quality Manager at Zespri International Ltd . Zespri is owned by more than 3,000 current and past Kiwifruit growers and is supported by the Zsepri Board,  and 250 staff .

In 2010/11 the Kiwifruit Sector  :

  • had 2711  growers on 12525 hectare
  • exported  $995.7 million of product ,and
  • exports fruit to 64 countries.

The Kiwifruit sector is currently challenged by the spread of Psa  (a bacterial disease) which arrived in 2010 and is having a damaging effect on vine health and production.


Contact details

Phone :   +64 (027) 275415647