Ian Greaves has been involved in the kiwifruit industry for all of his working career. He has been a Director of KNZ since 2004. Ian has a degree in Horticultural Science.
In addition to his role as a Director of KNZ, Ian is an orchard owner, Chairman of Seeka Growers Limited, having been a director since 2002.
Ian’s previous roles in the kiwifruit industry covers a wide range of Commercial and Representative positions including General Manager, Seeka Kiwifruit Industries Ltd, Director, Opotiki Packing & Coolstorage as well as Quality & Systems Auditor for the Kiwifruit Marketing Board. Ian has been involved with many industry bodies such as New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Incorporated where most recently he was its National Recovery Co-ordinator (Psa).
In India, Ian and his wife Nicola have undertaken charity work for over a decade. Ian is Chairman and Trustee of The Life Foundation charitable trust funding a children’s home in Orissa, India, as well as funding and establishing micro-enterprises that employ people out of poverty. Ian has a deep understanding of the culture of India.
Ian’s interests outside the kiwifruit industry have included being an investor in and Chairman of a large scale South Island dairy farm, and he is an active Angel investor.