Jaap has 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. As from 1 March 2015, he holds two 0.5 FTE roles, i.e. Senior Regulatory Manager – Global Standards in Fonterra’s corporate regulatory team, and IDF Leader – Global Standards. Both roles focus strongly on international harmonization of standards affecting the global dairy sector.