In 2016 we were joined by some incredible speakers from New Zealand and around the world.  

Scott Gallacher

Ministry of Primary Industries

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Scott is the Deputy Director-General, Regulation & Assurance at the Ministry for Primary Industries.  He is responsible for all of the Ministry’s regulatory activities and functions, spanning across the food safety, biosecurity and primary production systems (including fisheries management and animal welfare).  Immediately prior to taking up his current role in August 2012, Scott oversaw the Ministry's strategy, planning, and (organisational) performance.  Between July and November 2013, Scott was Acting Director-General of MPI. 

Scott has also worked in the private sector in both New Zealand and Australia, as well as with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, including a 4-year stint in Geneva where he mainly worked on World Trade Organisation (WTO) issues, including China’s accession to the WTO.  He has extensive experience in regulatory and international trade matters and has served as an arbitrator on a number of WTO disputes.