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Kate holds a Diploma in Agribusiness Management, Diploma in Business and she also has the Certificate in Company Direction (Institute of Directors). She has been a member of the IOD since2010.

Kate has an agribusiness and educational background – She grew up on a Sheep and Beef farm and she now owns a Dairy farm in Northland with her Husband Neville. For 16 years until 2014 Kate was employed by the Primary ITO in several roles – the last as National Agribusiness Development Manager.

Governance Roles include:

  • Ravensdown Ltd – Shareholder elected Director since 2014
  • Delta Produce Co-op Ltd – Independent Chair since 2016
  • The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand – Ministerial appointed Council Member since 2016
  • Rural Support Trust – Northland – Trustee and past Chair since 2011

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