Yoke been associated with the horticultural industry for over 35 years. Loves meeting people and helping growers/businesses to understand and enable them to comply with the Audit requirements. She was part owner and worked the Kiwifruit orchard for 30 years and is co-owner of “Klipon” Associates that produces Viticulture/Horticulture Clips and Ties. www.klipon.co.nz
Yoke was an Auditor for 8 years with Zespri, assisting in the rollout of the Zespri quality program ensuring orchardists were meeting the GlobalGAP program requirements. She is a qualified Lead Auditor, and using the skills gained, spent the next 6 years as Quality/Audit/Health & Safety Manager for other entities, which also involved assisting in writing quality "manuals" and auditing against various standards.
Yoke joined the Water and Atmosphere (WAI) verification team in 2010 as an Auditor/verifier for the Sustainability Wines New Zealand (SWNZ) program and since 2016 part of the team associated with the Grafted Grapevines Standard (GGS) program.