Ngāi Tahu Farming recently announced the appointment of Andrew Priest as its first Chief Executive. Andrew, who took up the position on July 6, comes to the role with an extensive background in senior business consulting, leadership roles and as a company director. His experience spans a wide range of industries including forestry, building products, mining, agriculture, high tech and the post-earthquake Christchurch rebuild.
“Andrew’s background sees him well equipped to lead a business that has an intergenerational focus with multiple measures for success – an approach that sits very comfortably with the thinking and aspirations of mana whenua”, says Board chair Gill Cox.
While he’s only been in the role a matter of weeks Andrew’s been busy getting out and about meeting with those on the farms, mana whenua and local rūnanga. Click this link to read a story on Andrew and his appointment featured in The Press on Saturday July 25.