Rachel is a professional with a background in Science and Business and for 15 years worked in on public and private sector projects including large infrastructure developments in the UK and NZ. Dairy farming is her livelihood as she and her husband milk 700 cows on 300 hectares south of Rotorua. Until recently she worked with DairyNZ’s DairyBase team, managing special projects focusing on farmer liaison and engagement.
Rachel is incredibly passionate about DWN, and grateful for the learning and development opportunities DWN has offered her as an individual. Today’s agri-businesses are significant in scale and complexity and as she believes that as dairy women we are leading and managing in an environment of constant, fast-paced change. We need the ongoing leadership, knowledge and support to ensure we continue to adapt, thrive and support others in this demanding environment.
Over the past 3 years she has been involved in bringing together a fantastic team of Rotorua leaders, all on their own individual leadership journeys, in our Business Groups Pilot.
Rachel is proud to be a NZ dairy farmer feeding the world and proud to be a woman in dairy. She says it is an honour and privilege to represent women in dairying at the Trust Board table.