Helen Sargent PhD (Agriculture), B.App.Sc. (Horticulture), Grad.Cert Tech. Mgt. (Biotechnology)
Founder and Principal Consultant

Helen has extensive experience working for business enterprises from start-up to multinational level, including Universities, Research Institutes and Government. She offers unique insights regarding research, development and commercialisation, as well as the use of on-farm technologies (incl. mobile devices and apps) that improve food production systems right through to the end customer.

Previously Apple Inc’s ANZ Primary Industry Lead, Helen has a diverse portfolio of work experience including business development manager and Executive Officer at Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Portfolio Manager in Post-Harvest and Emerging Technologies at Horticulture Australia Ltd, Global Director for a US-based quality certification horticulture business, University Research Manager and Innovationxchange consultant servicing ASX-listed companies, as well as 10+ years as a plant research scientist.

Specialises in:

  • Expertise in food supply chain; and particularly with IT and emerging technologies
  • Grant preparation and scientific report editing
  • Research, Development, Commercialisation and Impact assessment
  • Strategic planning
  • Project management skills – from inception to completion

Join the Seasoned Consulting Team
Seasoned Consulting is a brand new consultancy looking to grow and extend our impact across New Zealand. We are seeking similarly passionate and talented consultants also wanting to deliver exceptional services to our Plant and Food Sector.

If interested, please contact us with your details today.