Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Northern South Island director Kate Acland has been appointed deputy chair of the Beef + Lamb board.
Acland lives at Mt Somers Station with her husband David and three children.
She said she was looking forward to her new role and the challenges ahead.
“I’m enormously passionate about our sector and the people that are a part of it, and I strongly believe B+LNZ plays a key role in its future success,” she said.
“I’m excited about the challenge and looking forward to supporting Andrew Morrison and the wider team.”
B+LNZ chairman Andrew Morrison, who planned to seek re-election in 2023, said the decision was made to re-establish the role of deputy chair due to an ever-increasing workload in a period of significant change for farmers.
“Kate has an excellent mix of rural expertise and business acumen to support us in achieving our strategic goals and objectives of helping farmers run thriving and profitable farm businesses,” he said.
“I will continue as chairman of B+LNZ and look forward to Kate’s assistance in her new role as deputy chair.
Acland holds a bachelor’s degree in viticulture and oenology and a master’s degree in applied science, majoring in farm management consultancy at Lincoln University.
- By Pat Deavoll