Andrew Priest

Chief Executive

"It’s great to be leading a team that’s focused on building a strong and sustainable rural business supporting environmental, social, cultural, and economic outcomes."

Prior to joining Ngāi Tahu in July 2015, Andrew had his own consulting practice with an emphasis on strategy formulation, performance improvement, risk management, and organisational alignment, across a range of industries encompassing forestry and wood products, energy, agriculture, retail banking, high-tech and the post-earthquake Christchurch rebuild.

Before consulting, Andrew held international roles for companies operating in global markets including Forestry Corporation, Heinz-Watties, and a senior position for Carter Holt Harvey based in the United States. He is also an independent director with past appointments at farmer cooperatives based in the Canterbury region.

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