Irrigation New Zealand

Keri Johnston

Chair

  •  chair@irrigationnz.co.nz

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.

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Ivan Knauf

Deputy Chair

  •  ivan@wairuadairies.co.nz

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.

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Jared Ross

Director

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.

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Randal Hanrahan

Director

  •  0274 369 479
  •  randalhanrahan@xtra.co.nz

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.

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Mary Flannery

Director

  •  mary.flannery@awslegal.com

Mary was elected to the board of Irrigation New Zealand in October 2011. She is passionate about the opportunities irrigation provides to our irrigators, the community and the economy of New Zealand. Her goal is to assist in increasing opportunities for irrigation and therefore ensuring the benefits for all – economically, socially and environmentally.

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Robyn Wells

Director

  •  rjw4Lsco@gmail.com

Robyn joined the INZ Board in November 2016. She is the Chief Executive for North Otago Irrigation Company Limited (NOIC) and has also held senior management positions in the USA and Australia, primarily in the cooperative-based renewable fuels industry. She is a director on the Waitaki Irrigators Collective representing almost 80,000 hectares of irrigated land off the Waitaki River.

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Harmen Heesen

Director

  •  hj@technipharm.co.nz

Harmen is an Institute of Directors Chartered Director with extensive experience in grass roots agriculture through his own companies (TechniPharm Ltd and Cowhouse Ltd consulting) and 8 years at the Board of Directors for the NZ Fieldays Society.

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