Irrigation New Zealand

Elizabeth Soal

Chief Executive

  •  021 454 615
  •  esoal@irrigationnz.co.nz

Elizabeth Soal is the Chief Executive of Irrigation New Zealand. She previously worked as the Director of Strategy and Policy at the Waitaki Irrigators Collective and prior to that as a social development policy advisor. Until recently she sat on the Technical Committee of the International Alliance for Water Stewardship, based in Edinburgh. The Alliance aims to improve water-related outcomes across the globe through the setting of internationally-agreed water stewardship standards.

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Julie Wallace

General Manager - Commercial Activities

  •  02040010497
  •  jwallace@irrigationnz.co.nz

Previously Julie worked at Bank of New Zealand in a number of roles, including helping to manage a portfolio of irrigation schemes and more recently, leading a team of business managers in the small/medium enterprise space (SME).

Julie is looking forward to expanding her knowledge about the irrigation sector and meeting INZ members and industry experts.


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Ella Stokes

Communications Manager

  •  027 208 6371
  •  estokes@irrigationnz.co.nz

Ella, based in Lincoln - grew up on a Canterbury sheep and beef farm and was previously a rural reporter so had both a passion and understanding for agriculture in New Zealand. She enjoys learning about the agriculture industry both the land and its people.

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Vicky Bloomer

  •  027 848 9336
  •  vicky@dropconsulting.co.nz

Vicky Bloomer, of Drop Consulting Limited contracts to IrrigationNZ. You’ve likely interacted with her before as Vicky worked for IrrigationNZ from July 2017-August 2020 before starting her own consultancy. She contracts back to IrrigationNZ to provide support with training and assessment, managing Blue Tick Accreditation and provides technical assistance to IrrigationNZ when required.

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