Category: National. Posted: 7 September 2022
CONNECTING THE QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS
Jono succeeds Alice McNatty who stepped down from the role in July.
Jono recently took on the challenge of membership officer and website manager.
“I saw these as key aspects of a functioning professional body. It is vital to make sure members are engaged and well informed.”
Jono said the Institute’s members form the inner engine of the NZ biosecurity system.
“The strength of the NZBI is the way it connects all the parts of the engine,” he said.
The Institute can take pride in the calibre of its members, and I see that as a key reason for the world-class biosecurity system we have in New Zealand.
I see the Institute’s key role as providing opportunities for those working in the broader biosecurity system, to share, learn and get to know who’s who.
The Institute’s networks make it far easier to connect the questions with the answers. If you can’t find the answer, you will definitely find out who knows the answer.
The government has set some pretty ambitious targets for the biosecurity sector over the past few years and the Institute and its network of practitioners, managers, policy makers and researchers are well placed to work effectively towards them.
“The Institute exists for its members. Its prime function is to encourage and support members do their job to the best possible standard,” he said.