Carol joined Zespri in April 2002, after two years of involvement with Kiwifruit New Zealand and Kiwifruit Growers Incorporated (KGI). She has worked in a variety of roles within Zespri encompassing Supply Chain, Grower Services, and Communications.

In 2011 Carol assumed the role of GM Marketing, based initially in Belgium, then in Taiwan and most recently in Singapore. In January 2015, Carol assumed her current role as GM Innovation which has seen her relocate back to New Zealand.

Prior to working in the kiwifruit industry Carol held a variety of marketing and sales roles at Carter Holt Harvey Tissues and divisional management roles at Hanimex (NZ) Limited and New Zealand Dairy Foods

Carol has a BMS (Honours) from the University of Waikato, and is married to Mike, with a 12-year-old son, Marco