DENNIS RADFORD

 

Managing Director & Principal Consultant
NEW ZEALAND

Dennis has over 30 years’ experience working in the agriculture sector in both the government and private sector. His work has included general management of New Zealand’s largest on-farm consultancy business, agribusiness consultancy, international capacity building project work specialising in human capability projects and vocational training solutions. Dennis’ experience spans many areas such as Lao PDR, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Chile, Africa, Fiji, Samoa and the Cook Islands.  Dennis focusses primarily on project design, project management, stakeholder relationship management and developing effective capacity building frameworks. the amazing things customers are saying about your business. 

BOUNTHAVY CHALEUNPHONH

 

Project Implementation Specialist
LAO PDR

Bounthavy has considerable experience as a rural development and project management specialist. He has worked in various fields, including as a capacity development expert, economist and trainer for aid projects and central/local government. Bounthavy’s responsibilities for LQBI are in data and information analysis, establishment of pastures and demonstration of beef farming systems and the supply chain, leading the project implementation at local level.

DR MAY PHONVISAY

Extension Expert
LAO PDR

 

May’s role as a beef farming extension expert is to co-ordinate and utilise new fodder crops, assist with pasture management, provide technical advice and practice fodder conservation. May is also responsible for cattle data capture and reporting.

DR THANSAMAY VORLAPHIM

Feed Adviser
LAO PDR

 

Thansamay is responsible for co-ordination of the regrassing of new fodder crops and management, feed budgeting, feed formulation and the finishing programme, and provides advice on mating, vaccinations, weighing, tagging and body scoring.

SUSAN TURU

Administration Manager
NEW ZEALAND

Susan is an experienced administrator who ensures the administrative aspects of the business are running smoothly in both New Zealand and overseas.

James Towers

ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT
NEW ZEALAND

James carries out the role of Chief Technical Adviser for the Lao Quality Beef Initiative project in Lao PDR.

Prof Stephen Morris

ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT

MASSEY UNIVERSITY, NEW ZEALAND

Professor Morris is one of New Zealand’s most experienced and knowledgeable sheep and beef productivity experts, cemented through 35 years of engagement both with New Zealand industry and through a number of noteworthy international collaborations with world-leading universities and private-sector firms. His current role is Professor in Animal Science and leader of the beef and sheep group with the Institute of Veterinary Agriculture and the Environment at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand. He is also Director of the International Sheep Research Centre at Massey University. 

Brendan Vale

ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT
MPI, NEW ZEALAND

Brendan is a qualified veterinarian who commenced his career in a mixed veterinary clinical practice. In the early 1990s he joined the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (now Ministry of Primary Industries - MPI) and commenced a career as a meat veterinarian verifying hygiene and meat inspection in the meat slaughterhouse industry. Over the last 25 years Brendan has held a range of technical and managerial roles including Regional Technical Manager for the Hawkes Bay/East Coast region where he led the MPI team of approximately 40 staff working across 10 export and local market slaughter facilities. Responsibilities included setting the technical standards for the team, completing regular assessments (technical reviews) of the slaughterhouses and other premises and staff management.

SIAMPHAYVANH (VANH) VILAYHONG

Administration Officer
LAO PDR

 

Vanh provides logistical and administrative support to the LQBI team in Lao PDR ensuring that everything in the office runs smoothly and efficiently. Vanh is also a great help out in the field assisting with field work when required.

As the project driver, Ko ensures that the LQBI team and contractors are kept safe out on the road in Lao PDR. Ko also assists with field work.

Thepphaluck (Ko) Onsakoun

Driver/Field Assistant
LAO PDR

 

Prof Paul Kenyon

ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT

MASSEY UNIVERSITY, NEW ZEALAND

Professor Paul Kenyon is the Deputy Head of the School of Agriculture and Environment at Massey University and a Professor of Sheep Husbandry.  He teaches into the Animal Science, Agriculture, and Veterinary programmes at the undergraduate level and supervises both Masters and PhD students. His research interests are focused on improving productivity in sheep and beef cattle farming systems. 

Dr Back is a Senior Lecturer in Dairy Production in the Schools of Agriculture and Environment, and Veterinary Science at Massy University. She teaches into the Animal Science, Agriculture, and Veterinary programmes at the undergraduate level and supervises both Masters and PhD students. Research interests include improving the growth of young stock to enhance future productivity and survival.

Dr Penelope Back

ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT

MASSEY UNIVERSITY, NEW ZEALAND

 

Juan Luis Toledo

ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT
NEW ZEALAND

Stephen Hannam

ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT
NEW ZEALAND

Stephen has over 25 years’ experience designing and developing vocational agricultural programmes in New Zealand. Stephen was the Education Manager for an agricultural training centre where he was responsible for all training delivery across New Zealand. Stephen’s international development work includes providing educational consultancy advice for projects in Myanmar, Fiji, Zambia, Chile, Philippines, China, India, and the Solomon Islands.

Juan-Luis is an Education/Agriculture consultant, creating training solutions in Latin America. Juan-Luis was formerly the Business Development Manager for Agriculture Services Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Primary ITO.

 

Juan-Luis has experience in international development in Chile, Colombia and Uruguay, and developing international partnerships. Qualified as a biologist and agricultural engineer, Juan-Luis has the ability to build strong relationships and business within both Government and commercial environments. He is skilled and passionate about representing and building opportunities for New Zealand internationally related to primary industries and education.