New Trust Chair for NZ Dairy Industry Awards

Cantabrian Natasha Tere has been selected as the new Chair for the NZ Industry Dairy Awards Trust

With a wealth of experience in management and rural roles, Natasha says she is privileged and delighted to be the new chair.


She alsoacknowledges previous Trust Chair, Woodville farmer Ben Allomes, who guided the Trust through a time of change with technology, introduced the Recognition of Prior Learning Diploma and transitioned to a new General Manager.

"We are woven into the DNA of the New Zealand dairy industry.  We are an industry voice with over 7000 people directly engaging with the programme each year," says Ben.

Natasha has been a supporter of the Awards since becoming involved via the national sponsor family in 2009, and has been a member of the Trust since 2017. She has held several senior management roles within the New Zealand agriculture industry and has recently been consulting in a vast array of projects including the EV Car sharing project for Christchurch City Council.

She says her goal for the future of the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards is to continue to evolve with the needs of the industry, to celebrate continued diversity and the changing landscape.

"What we focus on and judge educates our entrants and volunteers and drives change through sharing and taking those best practices back to the farm and on to the next farm as they develop their careers and move on," she says.

"The Awards give dairy farmers the opportunity to independently benchmark themselves against their peers, and to be part of a network who cares about the well-being of our people, our land and our communities. The Awards inspire growth and leadership within our Industry and at all levels from dairy trainees through to equity owners."

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