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Erin Simpson

Erin Simpson round

Erin’s career in the Horticulture Industry started in the halcyon days of Kiwifruit the first time around in the early 80’s when he completed a cadetship under the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture. He made the move to Apples in the 90’s and has worked within many private and corporate Horticultural organisations across the Fruit production and Post-harvest sectors here in New Zealand and overseas. In his current role, Erin engages and collaborates with Government and Industry training providers, helping meet the Pipfruit sectors mandate to attract, grow and retain talent to ensure that the Apple and Pear industry in New Zealand remains the best in the world.