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Meet our Executive

  • Rachel Baker 2

    Rachel Baker - Chair

    50% Sharemilker – Takapau, Central Hawkes Bay.

    Part-time Dairy Consultant, Non-practicing Veterinarian.

    I bring a variety of skills from all aspects of my life; knowledge of the Awards as an entrant and Regional Manager, experience as an employer, strategic planning, critical thinking, collaboration and delivery to stakeholders.

    The Awards are a much needed public platform to showcase excellence and best practice in our industry.

  • Richard Sinclair 2

    Richard Sinclair - Deputy Chair

    Dairy Farmer & Equity Partner – Feilding, Manawatu.

    As a past entrant and Regional Manager of the Awards, I have had first hand experience of the benefits of being involved with the NZDIA and now wish to facilitate this experience for others.

    I have a positive attitude towards the Dairy Industry and believe in its ability to enable people to progress and achieve their goals.

    I enjoy problem solving and understand the importance of good communication. I enjoy working as a team and encouraging the best out of people.

  • Sally Bosch 2

    Sally Bosch

    50% Sharemilker – Martinborough, Wairarapa.

    I’m an organised ‘get things done’ sort of person, with the ability to meet timelines. Entering the NZDIA helped with business progression, assisted in reaching goals much quicker and encouraged personal growth.

    I’m passionate about new dairy farmers getting a good start in our industry so they can enjoy a successful and rewarding career in dairying.

  • Nathan Erskine 2

    Nathan Erskine

    50% Sharemilker - Gore, Southland.

    I am positive, energetic and practical. I like to think outside the square. Challenges excite me and I enjoy working hard to achieve my goals.

    As a past entrant and winner, I am passionate about the Awards because I enjoy contributing to something that was so helpful for me.

    I get great satisfaction from seeing others develop themselves to be their best.

  • Joanna Greaves 3

    Joanna Greaves

    Financial Analyst – Waipukurau, Hawkes Bay.

    I have Chartered Accountancy skills and hands on dairy farming experience sharemilking large scale.

    I possess an abundance of enthusiasm, and am passionate about agribusiness, people and growth. I am passionate about unlocking the potential within the agribusiness sector, and being able to provide an opportunity to assist with facilitating this growth and development is extremely rewarding.

  • 2015 NZDIA Executive 4

    Brian Power

    Dairy Farm Owner – Whakatane, Bay of Plenty.

    I have thirty-six years’ experience in a number of dairy industry related committees as well as networking with many dairy industry organisations. I have experienced the highs and lows of our industry and the many changes made.

    I am very passionate about the progression of our younger dairy farmers and believe in helping develop future leadership qualities in individuals which in turn helps secure a vibrant and successful dairy industry for the future.

  • Kirsten Watson 2

    Kirsten Watson

    50% Sharemilker – Taupo, Central Plateau.

    Non-practicing Veterinarian.

    I am passionate about the Dairy Industry and the promotion of progression within it. My involvement with the Awards has enabled both business and personal growth, making it that much easier to reach my goals.

    It is really satisfying to be able to pay it forward while still developing skills which enable my continued personal and business growth.

  • Rachel Short 2

    Rachel Short

    Dairy Farmer – Opunake, Taranaki.

    Diploma in Agribusiness Management.

    I am a born and bred dairy farmer with huge passion for the industry, and especially sustainable dairying. I am invested in the future of the New Zealand Dairy Industry and love helping people develop and progress in the industry.

    Being a past entrant and regional winner was invaluable to my farming business.