New Zealand leaders ‘scoop the pool’ in Trans-Tasman agribusiness awards

New Zealand leaders win in Trans-Tasman awards

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Ian Proudfoot

Global Head of Agribusiness, Partner - Audit

KPMG in New Zealand


[29 November, Media Release - Rabobank]

New Zealanders have won both titles in the annual Trans-Tasman agribusiness awards which recognise ‘outstanding leadership in agribusiness’. The 2019 Rabobank Leadership Award, aimed at recognising the contribution of leaders, went to Sanford’s Chief Executive Volker Kuntzsch for the work he has done in the seafood sector. The 2019 Rabobank Emerging Leader Award went to Grassmere Dairy’s Mat Hocken, for successfully growing his company and becoming an industry leader both nationally and internationally. Mr Hocken is the first New Zealander to win this award since it was introduced in 2013. Both awards are peer nominated and judged, and the awards were hosted at Ellerslie Racecourse, Auckland with keynote speaker John Brakenbridge, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Merino Company.

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