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IOAS welcomes Kathryn Lockyer to the IOAS Board

IOAS are pleased to confirm the appointment of Kathryn Lockyer to the IOAS Board.

Kathryn has been working for the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand since 2008 and has a deep understanding of accreditation activities, with responsibility for ensuring that assessments are undertaken of over 130 CABs covering in excess of 140 schemes in the areas of management systems, inspection, product certification, personnel and GHG verification. This is on top of personally undertaking assessments of organisations providing organic certification, and prior experience as a certification body auditor for 14 years.
She is also a current member of APAC’s MRA Management Committee, Chair of the Technical Committee (TC2 – certification & verification/validation), newly appointed as a member of APACs Executive Committee and is a New Zealand member of ISO/CASCO Committee on conformity assessment, this results in strong background in Accreditation and Certification mixed with the ability to be creative and realistic without compromising the integrity of the system.

Organic Agriculture

IFOAM, Canada, EU

Organic Textiles

GOTS, Textile Exchange

Organic Cosmetics


Sustainable Agriculture


ISO/IEC 17065 & other Assessment and Accreditation

Accredited Bodies

Certification Body Database

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