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Chief Executive Officer

Genera Biosecurity


  • Global Impact
  • Visionary Leadership of an Agile Business within a Dynamic Sector
  • Mt Maunganui/Tauranga, New Zealand


Use your expertise, vision and drive to protect paradise whilst enabling world trade.


Genera are leaders in the development and delivery of biosecurity services to protect New Zealand and Australian borders from disease incursion. Proudly Kiwi-owned since 1975, Genera employ approximately 200 staff across New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific. They play a vital role in preserving our unique biodiversity whilst enabling international trade, exports and the economy to thrive.


Genera’s new CEO will display the vision, energy and drive to lead the organisation’s ongoing growth journey. Working with the Board, you’ll provide inspirational leadership, ensuring the business is agile and responsive to customer, regulatory and environmental expectations and opportunities internationally. With a strong focus on innovation and developing technological solutions, as well as safety and environmental management, you’ll drive business growth and further Genera’s reputation as a global leader in the development and delivery of smart biosecurity solutions.


A progressive, inquisitive and collaborative leader, you’ll drive innovation and practices that advance biosecurity practices both nationally and internationally. You will be accustomed to realising strategic outcomes in a challenging environment, working with regulators and influencing policy, providing thought leadership, and building strong stakeholder relationships. You will inspire the team to seek and achieve success. As expected in an aspirational CEO, you will have highly developed financial and commercial acumen, and proven experience in international market development.


This is a rare opportunity for a progressive, astute and results-focused leader to play a critical role within both the business and the global biosecurity sector. It will appeal to those are passionate about business growth, delivering value to world trade and being involved at all levels in a family-owned and very well resourced growth business.




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Confidential enquiries can be made to Graham Ewing or Lynell Bell of EQI Global on +64 3 377 7793 or email at search@eqiglobal.com


Applications for this role should include a cover letter and resume.


Closing date for applications is Friday 20 March 2020.

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