Our Structure and Purpose

OANZ is a federation of organisations with a common interest in healthy food, healthy people and a healthy environment. We represent:

  • organic primary producer organisations

  • other primary producer organisations that include organic producers

  • Maori organic farming organisations

  • organic processers and manufacturers

  • organic traders, exporters and retailers

  • organic consumers and home gardeners

  • national peak bodies with organic interests

  • businesses with organic connections

OANZ is governed by a board made up of representatives of its constituent groups.

Our Chair is Doug Voss (organic kiwifruit grower, Chair of Certified Organic Kiwifruit Growers Association) and our Deputy Chair and Interim CEO is Richard Lees, Chief Executive of Huckleberry.

Our board members are:

  • Ana Aloma (General Manager, PureFresh Organic)

  • Clive Dougall (Organic Winegrowers NZ)

  • Barbara Harford (Director, OrganicFarmNZ)

  • Mark White (Certified Organic Kiwifruit Growers Association)

  • Sam Weaver (Bio Dynamic Farming and Gardening Association)


Our primary purpose is to develop and advocate for pro-organic policies to decision-makers at central and local government level.