Matt Gallagher: ODPG Conference Spotlight

We couldn’t hold a conference on Organics without a good look at Organic Certification, and there are few who are as knowledgeable on the subject as Matt Gallagher. As well as giving a presentation, he’ll be able answer any questions you might have. And he’ll be joined by Katrina O’Connor from the Organic Standard’s team afterwards to give us an update on the new bill.

Matt is the Organic Technical Manager at AsureQuality and has been with AQ for over 15 years, working in compliance and certification management roles across Horticulture and Organics. Matt is responsible for the Organics certifications across the AQ Organics standard, IFOAM, MPI OOAP, and various other market specific certifications including USA, Canada and Korea.

Matt is currently the Deputy Chairperson on the Executive of the Organics Exporters Association, is a representation on the Interim Organic Sector Advisory Council and is currently seconding to MPI assisting the Organics Project Team with drafting of the NZ Organic standard.  

Matt holds a Bachelor of Science and is qualified as a Lead Auditor with Exemplar Global (previously RABQSA).

2023 ODPG Conference | ORGANICS Past, Present & Future


  • Six knowledgeable speakers
  • Two fascinating field trips.
  • A chance for all those with an interest in organic, regenerative and biological farming to get together, learn together and share ideas.

We hope you can join us!

WE’D LIKE TO THANK ALL OUR SPONSORS who were extremely patient while we hastily changed our conference location from the site of cyclone devastation in Hawkes Bay.

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