Greta is a Senior Policy Adviser at the FAIRR Initiative, where she focuses on policy solutions for building a more sustainable global food system.
She engages with governments, regulators, industry bodies and investors to promote a greater understanding of a variety of policy topics related to intensive agriculture and livestock production, and to draw attention to sustainable policies and practices. The policy topics she focusses on include biodiversity and deforestation, sustainable finance, and health risks from intensive agriculture and livestock production, including anti-microbial resistance and pandemics.
Greta has extensive policy experience on food, agriculture and sustainability, having worked on agricultural policy at New Zealand Parliament and the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). During her time at MPI, Greta worked on regulatory economic policy across the livestock sector. As the UK and EU regional specialist, she also worked on trade policy, including free trade agreements, building agricultural cooperation, and strengthening existing relationships with key partners across the region.
Most recently, she was seconded to the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to assume the position as the acting Agriculture Counsellor at the New Zealand High Commission in London. In this diplomatic role, Greta primarily worked on agricultural trade, advocated for the development of more sustainable food systems, and represented New Zealand's agricultural interests at the OECD in Paris.
She holds an MSc in International Relations and a BA in Sociology, History, and International Relations also from Victoria University Wellington.