Rachel Depree joined Zespri as its first Head of Sustainability in October 2018. Since then, she’s worked with the markets, industry and Zespri to develop a sustainability framework which sets out the industry priorities. Public targets, announced at the kiwifruit industry conference in February 2020 in relation to packaging, water and carbon, along with community, and health and wellbeing are driving the next stage of development on sustainability. Rachel is focused on how to create the conditions for change both within the industry and beyond, enabling others to gain confidence to step up and lead. She is a seasoned sustainability professional, with experience in senior business, industry and government roles in New Zealand and most recently in Europe over the past fifteen years.