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QPod Systems Limited

Breakthrough in Shipping! In 2011 our QPod refrigerated pallet min container was recognised as one of NZ’s world leading innovations.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Other
  • Location Auckland, New Zealand
  • Currency NZD
  • Founded August 1988
  • Employees 0
  • Website

Company Summary

Our passion is coolchain improvement. Increasing returns for farmers and the trade. We do this by providing innovative freight technology and consultancy services to industry for transporting perishable goods. "Roughly one-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally...Food is lost or wasted throughout the supply chain..", FAO, UN study, 2011". QPod technology reduces spoilage and delivers fresher healthier foods.


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    Paul Bosher
    Executive Chairman

    Paul has a background in farming, horticulture services and engineering. Prior to QPod™ Systems Paul was involved in two successful start-up ventures, New Zealand Orchard Construction Limited (as founder and managing director) and New Zealand Orchard Engineering (as co-founder and partner). He was elected Managing Partner of Australasian Fresh Production Traders in 1987 and of a separate but related technology partnership in 1988, the forerunner

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    Rod Lewis

    Rod is a founding shareholder of QPod™ Systems and retired Managing Director of fresh fruits and vegetable grower, distributor and roadside retailer Agon Pty Limited (Agon). He is the retired Chairman of the Australian Berry Growers Federation, a past member of the South Australian Horticulture Export Council, the retired inaugural chairman of the Australian Strawberry Growers Association (Strawberries Australia) and a retired committee member of

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    Dr Merle Menegay (Ph.D)
    Agricultural Marketing Advisor

    Dr. Menegay has over 30 years’ experience of working throughout Asia as a consultant, advisor, and team leader for a wide range of agricultural marketing, agribusiness and agriculture projects and programs. He has had extensive experience in evaluating vegetable marketing systems as evolving in various Asian countries and as responding to innovative changes in logistical arrangements. While exploring innovative ideas that could improve the hand

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    John Cloney
    Project Engineer

    John has a background in precision engineering, having completed an apprenticeship in the UK before moving to New Zealand. John first became involved in QPod Systems in 2002 while working for Refrigerated Engineering Limited (one of New Zealand’s largest industrial refrigeration companies).
    He is a highly respected project engineer with extensive knowledge of refrigeration technologies and production engineering. Recently John worked on TipTop’s

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    Andrew Kirkcaldy
    Freight Advisor

    Andrew Kirkcaldy has had over 20 years’ experience in the freight forwarding industry. He began his career in 1977 and has experience in all aspects of customs agency work and importing and exporting. He has managed freight forwarding sales and operations for Arcon International Ltd and is a current director of Gateway Cargo Systems Limited. Andrew has provided advice on logistics and assisted with export trials.

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    John Leake (M.Sc)
    Agri business Advisor

    John is a founding shareholder of QPod™ Systems and the current CEO of the Institute for International Development Limited. He has worked in 33 countries for both private and development agencies including the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, several United Nations Group agencies, the Mekong River Commission and AusAid. John has also worked for the Australian Federal government and several State governments on significant agricultural programm

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    Alan Win (CIPM, CMILT, FIMCNZ)
    Supply Chain Advisor

    Alan has extensive experience in practical logistics, supply chain & value chain management, having spent 17 years in line management roles for several leading international companies before moving into consulting in 1992. Since commencing a consulting career, Alan has worked internationally on a variety of projects, across multiple industries & organisations. His work has focused on strategic development of logistics operations as well as deta

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    Nicholas Smart
    Management & Business Advisor

    Nick has held positions as a General Manager in Australia and internationally in Agro processing and the wool and textile industry (UK Vestey Group). He was previously a full Associate Member of the Sydney Futures Exchange and adviser with a national share broking firm. He has over 25 years experience in the corporate arena including capital raising for private and listed companies with an emphasis on natural resources. He has been entrepreneuria

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    Lance Strong
    Manufacturing & Quality Assurance Advisor

    Lance is a performance improvement specialist with significant international experience. He has demonstrated repeatedly the ability to improve organizational processes, productivity and profitability within complex production environments dramatically by utilizing a complete array of Total Quality Management techniques. For 15 years Lance worked as the National Training Manager for Toyota New Zealand. Following this, Lance settled in the USA for

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    Phillip Tayor (M.Econ)
    Economic Advisor

    Philip is founder and principal of Ecopraxis Pty Limited, an Australian applied economics and farm management consultancy firm. Mr Taylor also maintains the position of leader of the Industry Strategy & Scorecard Team in the policy branch of the South Australian Department of Primary Industry and Resources and was previously the Principal Economic Consultant Horticulture for that department. In 2001 Philip investigated and reported on the potent

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    Dr Richard Woodruff (Ph.D)
    Postharvest Science Advisor

    Dick is a founding shareholder and has been involved in Controlled Atmosphere and postharvest technology for more than three decades. He is a retired world-leading authority on postharvest treatment of perishable foods with a particular focus on transportation systems. He retired from fulltime research in 1993 but maintains consultancies in the field. From 1988 to 1992, Dick and his colleague Russ Hinds led a 3.5 year research project to develop

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    David Baillieu
    In house legal and Administration Advisor

    David qualified as an English solicitor and with an M.B.A from Cranfield University he practised in London from 1979 to 1991, specialising in commercial property law. He then moved to Melbourne where he has been provider of corporate advice to private companies and a seed venture capital investor. From 2003 to 2011 he worked as the adminsitration manager and was a license negotiator for Australian publichally listed biotech company BioDiem Limite


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    Stephen Lowe, Partner, Chapman Tripp, Auckland.
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    Glenn Keaney, Partner, KPMG (Auditors)