Regional Leaders

Our Regional Leaders are energetic go-getters who have put up their hands to help other people in their farming business and personal endeavours – whatever they may be. Get in touch with your region’s Leader today.
We are always keen to hear from anyone who is interested in becoming more involved in their Regional Group and becoming a volunteer Regional Leader
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Hi, I’m Aimee. I am a Police Constable currently working part time as a Rural Support Officer in the Matamata-Piako area. I love my job, however, firstly I am a mum and a farmers wife. My husband and I 50/50 sharemilk 2 farms and love raising our 4 kids in the outdoor farming environment. I am passionate about helping rural women succeed and be the best they can be.

Aimee Searle

East Waikato

Hi I'm Aimee. I've always had a love for farming, which has led me into sharemilking with my partner and three children just out of Te Awamutu. I became a regional leader to learn new skills, to experience new opportunities, and to meet some aspiring women within the industry.

Aimee Wilson


Hi I'm Alexa and along with my husband Brad, and our two children, we contract milk near Mossburn. Previously I worked in events but now help on the farm and I am interested in business side, how people work efficiently together and the best way to create an environment that promotes the best in people! Personally I am a sports fan and love to play sports and get out hiking or on the water.

Alexa Smith

Northern Southland

Allie King

Mid-South Canterbury

Hi, I'm Amanda and I farm with my husband Mike and two children, Kate and Sam, at Omakau. Before having children I was an Occupational Therapist, and in my spare time I enjoy walking and biking.

Amanda Williams

Central Otago

Hi, I’m Anika and I farm with my husband in Reporoa, Contract Milking 420 cows and enjoy raising my two children on the farm. My background includes Business Banking Management, Office Management, Event Planning and Dairy Farming. I am completing a Diploma in Agribusiness Management and want to build on my connections through the Regional Leader role.

Anika Sandford

Central Plateau

Hi I'm Anna and I farm in Southland with my family. I help with the calf rearing over spring time and relief milking through out the season. My real passion is making amazing cakes and edible sweets. I have been a Regional Leader in the area for a number of years and I love supporting my community!

Anna Dakila

Southern Southland

Hey I’m Bex. I farm outside the beautiful Cheviot with my husband Blair and our three children, Caleb, Zoe and Thomas. I do all the calf rearing, help manage the young stock until they come into the herd and run our business behind the scenes. I also used to own a small photography business! I love doing things with my family outdoors and and exploring our amazing country.

Bex Green

Selwyn-North Canterbury

Hi I'm Carley, and my husband and I co-direct a large dairy farm near Ashburton. I always look forward to calf rearing in the winter and enjoy the constant learning that our business brings to us! My role as regional leader allows me to transfer a range of skills from my previous personal training, dairy farming and teaching back grounds.

Carley Flett

Mid-South Canterbury

Hi, I'm Chelsea. I enjoy learning and love to share the passion of dairying with others - I really want to bring more like-minded women on board!

Chelsea Smith

Selwyn-North Canterbury

Hi there! My name is Clare Coppard, I am the youngest daughter of a sheep and beef farmer from Pahiatua in the Tararua region. I have a Bachelor of Nursing and am fortunate to be a stay at home Mum, putting all my energy into the kids. While I don’t do any practical farm work, I am very present in the business; am a sounding board, planner, health and safety policy maker and make sure things are being done from afar.

Clare Coppard

East Waikato

Hey! I’m Daisy Higgs. I am currently sole manager of a 180-cow farm near Rotoorangi. I’ve always had a love for animals and the outdoors making farming the perfect lifestyle for me. I’m looking forward to helping other woman who share a passion for dairy farming with confidence building and networking with other like-minded women.

Daisy Higgs


Hi, I'm Donna and my husband Steve and I 50/50 sharemilk in Ruawai. I really enjoy connecting dairy women and helping them to feel less isolated, and bringing them information in the form of courses, workshops and speakers, to help them grow personally and within their role in the industry. I'm passionate about DWN because of the amazing organisation it is!

Donna Griggs


Hi, I'm Esmerelda and Otautau is home to my husband Michael and I, along with our two sons. I am a qualified early childhood teacher, but farming is my other passion and I now rear the calves and do the farm admin. In any spare time I have I enjoy hiking and the outdoors!

Esmerelda Duffin

Western Southland

Hi, my name is Frankie and I farm with my partner Sean near Te Puke. I enjoy the financial side of farming as well as the animal health, I love numbers and I love to help other people however I can!

Frankie Stevens

Bay of Plenty

Hazel Baquita

Northern Southland