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.
Along with her husband, Mary farms a property in Central Otago for which irrigation is vital. She understands the importance of this to their business. Mary is also a full-time Associate Solicitor at Bodkins, Alexandra. Her governance experience includes serving on the Community Board, local Primary Health Organisation and Health Boards for the past 12 years. Mary is currently a member of the Southern District Health Board.
She brings all of the skills that she has developed from these rolls to the position of Board Director together with a passion to see the primary industry, through irrigation, moving forward for the benefit of industry members, our communities and New Zealand’s economy.