Dr Catherine Duthie

Response Manager

Ministry for Primary Industries

Dr Catherine Duthie is an insect ecologist working for the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). Catherine is currently a Response Manager and her daily job is coordinating the ministry’s response to incursions of unwanted organisms. Catherine has recently acted as Incident Controller for both the Myrtle Rust Response, and the Mycoplasma bovis Response. In addition, Catherine has been involved in the ministry’s BMSB readiness programme since its inceptions eight years ago and has worked extensively with industry partners and researchers both in New Zealand and overseas.