Congratulations to Dr Kevin Marshall who has been awarded a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to food science and technology. Dr Marshall is the former HVN Industry Advisory Panel Chair. HVN send our congratulations to Dr Marshall for this extremely well-deserved recognition.

The citation for Dr Marshall’s Queens Birthday Honour is below.

“Dr Kevin Marshall has made a major contribution to New Zealand’s food and bio-processing industries over a 60-year career.

“Dr Marshall’s dairy career began at the New Zealand Dairy Research Institute, where he pioneered initiatives to deal with whey utilisation, helping New Zealand to become a world leader in adopting new processing technologies. He became Chief Executive of the Dairy Research Institute and Group Leader Research and Development of the New Zealand Dairy Board.

“He led an entity established by the Dairy Board to fund and participate in university research into milk and plant genetics. He was active in resolving complex technical issues between the New Zealand dairy industry and overseas importers and regulators and helped to elevate New Zealand’s status abroad. He became a highly respected contributor to the International Dairy Foundation.

“In his retirement, he has held governance or advisory roles with many entities and initiatives in the public and private sectors. These include the Primary Growth Partnership, New Zealand Food Safety Science and Research Centre, Seafood Innovations, Foundation for Arable Research, Wool Equities, High-Value Nutrition, Zespri, Synlait, Plant and Food Research, Plant Biosecurity CRC and MBIE.

Dr Marshall is currently Chair of the Riddet Institute Centre of Research Excellence and of Food Industry Enabling Technologies, and a director of Bioresource Processing Alliance.”

Source: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet website.