Gisele Irvine

Biosecurity Advisor

Market Access Solutionz provides specialised services to primary industries and regulatory agencies in the fields of market access, biosecurity risk assessment, regulatory affairs management and strategic industry representation. We utilise our technical expertise and knowledge of international standards and agreements and domestic regulations to engage in effective communication with regulatory agencies.


My expertise lies in the areas of biosecurity, policy and trade-related import and export regulation. I was a Senior Advisor in the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) Fresh Produce Imports team and MPI’s Plant Exports team. I have a wide range of biosecurity and industry experience from my time at MPI and considerable experience in biosecurity strategy, preparedness and response through my role with the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) in Australia.I was a DPI plant research scientist developing practical pest and disease management strategies.

My experience from Australia, including managing fruit fly and other responses provides valuable insight into GIA in the New Zealand context. I am a member of Potatoes New Zealand Inc.’s Biosecurity and Regulatory Compliance Committee and as such I look forward to assisting Potatoes New Zealand Inc. in its market access endeavours and GIA journey and acknowledge that the potato industry is committed to working hard to meet its biosecurity obligations under GIA.


Thursday, 27th July 2017
How to: Potatoes Biosecurity Management Plan
10:40 AM