Jaap has over 30 years of combined experience in analytical R&D and methodology development, quality assurance, global harmonisation of analytical standards and regulatory advocacy. He started his career in 1984 as a research chemist in an industrial laboratory in the Netherlands and joined the New Zealand dairy sector in 1988 where he had several
senior technical, R&D and managerial roles. He holds two 0.5 FTE roles, i.e. Senior Manager Regulatory Affairs in Fonterra’s corporate regulatory team, and Leader – Global Standards for the International Dairy Federation. Both roles focus strongly on international harmonization of standards affecting the global dairy sector.