Keri joined the IrrigationNZ board in October 2015. The working engineer, principal of Irricon Resource Solutions, farmer and mother of two is used to juggling various roles. Keri felt it was time for her to contribute more publicly to the debate around how we best manage our water resources. Her future ambitions include working more closely with policy makers to influence the detail of regulation and planning frameworks before they are decided.Read more
Ivan is the dairy farmer representative on the Hawkes Bay Regional Council TANK (Tutaekuri, Ahuriri, Ngaruroro & Karamu catchments) collaborative stakeholders group, A 30-member community group which has been meeting since October 2012 tasked with making plan change recommendations to council, on the catchments.Read more
Urban raised and Auckland educated, Jared has a B.AgCom (FM) from Lincoln University and a long association with the Waitaki Valley. With his wife Susan, he owns and operates dryland property near Kurow. A shareholder, and a director, of the Kurow Duntroon Irrigation Company, he awaits completion of the current scheme expansion and looks forward to developing his consented property under irrigation.Read more
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Randal is an arable and beef finishing farmer with 307 hectares under irrigation at Ashburton. Along with Louise he has a family of four children. They also operate an Agricultural Contracting business and own a pre-school in Ashburton. On their property he has had involvement in the evolution from some dry land to border dyke, wide borders and the transformation to overhead irrigation, which now encompasses their entire effective area.Read more
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Andrew joined the Board in May 2020. He is CEO of North Otago Irrigation Co and has an extensive commercial and international background, with experience in the primary sector through roles with Genestock (accelerated breeding of cashmere and angora goats), Fruitfed Export (kiwifruit exporting) and as CEO of Arborgen (NZ’s largest forestry plant producer and biotech company).
Andrew joined the Board in May 2020. He has been CEO of Amuri Irrigation Company for over seven years and recently managed the $87M upgrade of the original open race system to a piped network, which lead to significant growth in the scheme irrigated area.Read more