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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Robyn Wells

Director

  •  robyn@wwl.net.nz

Robyn joined the INZ Board in November 2016. She is currently the Chief Executive for Wairarapa Water Limited and previously was the Chief Executive for North Otago Irrigation Company Limited (NOIC) from 2010 to 2019. From 2011 to 2019 she was a director on the Waitaki Irrigators Collective representing almost 80,000 hectares of irrigated land off the Waitaki River. Before 2010 she held senior management positions in the USA and Australia, primarily in the cooperative-based renewable fuels industry.

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Andrew Rodwell

Director

  •  021 983 274
  •  arodwell@noic.co.nz

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).

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