Claire (Ngāti Ruanui) is a director of Paraninihi Ki Waitotara Incorporation and a board observer for AgResearch. She has been General Manager for Intervet New Zealand, manager at Agrifeeds and also established Sirona Animal Health. She is married to Michael and they have two adult sons, Joshua and Matt.
Jessie owns a dairy business with husband Hayden and has worked in several rural professional roles over the past 15 years in policy and sustainable farming. She’s on Fonterra’s Shareholders Council, Federated Farmers National Dairy Executive, is a Director of Ashburton Trading Society and a member of NZ Asian Leaders.
Jolene is a Dairy Consultant for Agribusiness Consultants and Chair of Rural Business Network Southland. She owns a 200ha, 570 cow farm in Aparima, Southland with her husband Hadleigh. She is a PrimaryITO mentor, helping students with learning difficulties and last year she completed the Kellogg’s Rural Leadership Programme.