Clare Shortt

Fonterra Alumni 2016 - 2017

Clare has been a trustee of primary schools and community not-for-profit organisations, focusing on improving governance knowledge, strategic direction and financial management in rural communities.

She is currently a regional leader for Dairy Women’s Network in the Waipa district, having previously held the same role in the Taupo area.


Clare completed a Bachelor of Animal Science from the University of Reading, UK, in 1999. She is passionate about continual learning and attends relevant workshops through various entities.

Clare is a member of the Institute of Directors, Federated Farmers and Dairy Women’s Network. She has been immersed in agriculture her whole life and her passion is to build a strong and sustainable agribusiness community that can thrive.  

Clare is currently sharemilking in Pukeatua, Te Awamutu, with two daughters who attend the local school.