THE ATS BOARD

NZ Business - - RURAL LEADERSHIP -

CHAIR, PHILIP MCKENDRY:

With his wife Judith, McKendry farms 200ha arable prop­erty near Methven. BAgSci (Hons1) from Lin­coln and is a char­tered mem­ber of the In­sti­tute of Di­rec­tors (loD). Elected to the ATS board in 1998, elected chair in 2010. For­mer found­ing chair­man of Bar­rhill Chert­sey Ir­ri­ga­tion Ltd. For­mer trustee Ad­vance Ash­bur­ton. Cur­rently deputy chair of EAnet­works.

BAgSc from Lin­coln and a Nuffield Scholar. Farms at Akaunui, Eif­fel­ton. The in­ten­sive crop­ping farm in­cludes a dairy farm op­er­a­tion, with the prop­erty now 490ha. Chair­man of Eif­fel­ton Ir­ri­ga­tion Scheme, the Ash­bur­ton Com­mu­nity Wa­ter Trust, the Mid Can­ter­bury Farm­ers Char­i­ta­ble Trust. Di­rec­tor of Macken­zie Har­vest­ing and of Wil­lowby En­gi­neer­ing. A for­mer board mem­ber of Fed­er­ated Farm­ers and Ir­ri­ga­tion New Zealand.

With his wife Ja­nine Peters, farms at Methven where they milk 580 cows. Grad­u­ated from Lin­coln Univer­sity with a B.Com in Agri­cul­ture. Elected to the ATS Board of Di­rec­tors in 2011. Di­rec­tor of DairyNZ and Pas­toral Ge­nomics, as well as chair of the Dairy En­vi­ron­ment Lead­er­ship Group. Was a pro­vin­cial dairy chair with Fed­er­ated Farm­ers and na­tional pres­i­dent of New Zealand Young Farm­ers Clubs.

With her hus­band Hayden is a dairy busi­ness owner leas­ing 420 ha at Dorie and milk­ing 1700 cows. Has an honours de­gree in An­i­mal Science and has worked in a range of ru­ral pro­fes­sional jobs in­clud­ing pol­icy man­ager for Fed­er­ated Farm­ers, R&D Pro­gramme man­ager for Meat and Wool NZ and de­vel­oper for Dairy NZ. Has com­pleted the Fon­terra Gover­nance De­vel­op­ment Pro­gramme, the Food and Agribusiness Mar­ket­ing Ex­pe­ri­ence and the Kel­logg Ru­ral Lead­ers Pro­gramme. Cur­rently vice pres­i­dent and Dairy chair­per­son of Fed­er­ated Farm­ers Mid Can­ter­bury, a trustee on the FAME Alumni Trust Board, board mem­ber of Busi­ness MidCan­ter­bury, an intern di­rec­tor for Con­net­ics Ltd and a mem­ber of the In­sti­tute of Di­rec­tors.

DEPUTY CHAIR, IAN MACKEN­ZIE: ALISTER BODY: JESSIE CHAN-DOR­MAN: IN­DE­PEN­DENT DI­REC­TOR, SUE LIND­SAY:

New Zealand busi­ness leader and an in­ter­na­tion­ally award-win­ning ex­ec­u­tive. Recog­nised as New Zealand Young Ex­ec­u­tive of the Year, South­lander of the Year and a World Young Busi­ness Achiever award win­ner. Ca­reer has taken her from run­ning the fam­ily sheep and crop­ping farm in South­land to the lead­er­ship of CRT South­land. The co-founder and CEO of Think Ac­tual which un­der­takes re­search at the cut­ting edge of tal­ent and mar­ket in­sight. A mem­ber of the BNZ’s Growth Pro­gramme Fac­ulty for eight years, has been a pre­sen­ter on Pur­due Univer­sity’s (In­di­ana USA) ex­ec­u­tive lead­er­ship pro­grammes, the ICE HOUSE and Rabo Bank agribusiness pro­grammes. Ex­ten­sive gover­nance ex­pe­ri­ence in­clud­ing the board of Ge­n­e­sis Power, Netball South­land and the Dairy Women’s Net­work.

Elected to the ATS board in 2012 and has held lead­er­ship roles within AgITO Mid Can­ter­bury and Young Farm­ers. Chair­man of Pro-Ac­tive New Zealand Lim­ited, di­rec­tor of Valetta Ir­ri­ga­tion Lim­ited, a past pres­i­dent of the Ash­bur­ton Toast­mas­ters Club and in 2013 en­rolled with the In­sti­tute of Di­rec­tors. Mem­ber of the Hinds Plains Land and Wa­ter Part­ner­ship. With his wife Pen­nie farms 1600 cows at Lagmhor.

Grad­u­ated from Massey Univer­sity with a Vet­eri­nary de­gree in 2000. Ini­tially work­ing for River­side Vets, opened her own com­pan­ion an­i­mal clinic in 2004, grow­ing to five clin­ics around the lower South Is­land over a 10-year pe­riod - now part of a na­tion­wide group. Pre­vi­ously a di­rec­tor of Pets n Vets, CareVets, and chair for the Christchurch After Hours Vet­eri­nary Clinic. Elected to the ATS Board in 2012 and with her hus­band and fam­ily owns an arable and store lamb farm at Dorie.

MARK SAUN­DERS: GABRIELLE THOMP­SON:

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