Sophie joined Lincoln Agritech in 2015 as a Business Development Manager. She now sits on the senior leadership team and manages the Business Development and Marketing team. Sophie works closely with the Precision Agriculture, Environmental and Bio and Sensing Technology teams at Lincoln Agritech.
Sophie began her career at The New Zealand Institute of Crop and Food Research (now Plant and Food Research) as the Cereal Winter Nursery Manager, providing a counter season breeding nursery operation for international plant breeders. Sophie then worked her way up to manage the company’s business unit, Cropseed, responsible for the domestic and international commercialisation of new arable and vegetable crop varieties developed by the plant breeding team, and later became a Business Manager for the company. After travelling overseas for four years Sophie returned to New Zealand to work in the food industry for Genoese Foods, the number one selling pesto company in New Zealand, as their Business Development Manager. She returned to Christchurch in 2012 to work at ANZCO Foods, the sixth biggest agribusiness company in New Zealand, in a marketing and communications role.