Advisory Panel

The Advisory Panel shall consist of a minimum of five members representative of the stakeholders in the ‘Blue Tick’ Accreditation Programme. Representatives from Primary Industries, Regional Councils, Central Government and the Irrigation Industry will provide input and guidance to the programme. The purpose of the advisory panel is to:

  • Assess the effectiveness of the accreditation program (the extent to which the programme is meeting its objectives – assessment criteria, assessment process and programme audit) and make recommendations to the APM accordingly.
  • Assess the relevance of the accreditation programme (is it suited to the needs of the key stakeholders) and make recommendations to the APM accordingly.
  • Assess the impact of the accreditation programme (positive and negative changes, intended and unintended impacts upon the irrigation industry) and make recommendations to the APM accordingly.
  • Assess the profile and perception of the accreditation programme (promotion and brand recognition) and make recommendations to the APM accordingly.
  • Advise on the financial sustainability of the programme (application and re-application cost in relation to the points above) and suggest changes to maintain relevancy to the industry.
  • Be representative of all stakeholders too which the programme has relevance and advise the APM on any cross-cutting issues which may affect the programme.

Each member shall be appointed for a two year term with ability to be reappointed on completion of a term. Each panel member shall be required to sign a confidentiality agreement and cannot disclose any information about applicants to the programme.

Advisory Panel Members

To be confirmed.