Malcolm Bailey (Chair)
Malcolm Bailey is a farmer and Chairman of the Dairy Companies Association of NZ. A former director of the dairy cooperative Fonterra, Malcolm is also a director of Westpac New Zealand Limited and Chairman of the Red Meat Profit Partnership. Malcolm is also Chairman of the Dairy Companies Association of NZ, and is a member of the International Food and Agriculture Trade Policy Council (IPC). He is a board member of the NZ US Council.Formerly Malcolm was National President of Federated Farmers of New Zealand, Special Agricultural Trade Envoy for the New Zealand government, and External Monetary Policy Adviser to the Reserve Bank of NZ.He lives on a beef and dairy support farm near Feilding. Malcolm has a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics degree from Massey University in New Zealand.
Bruce Cameron is a long time kiwifruit grower and deputy Chairman of the ZGL Board. He also has a background in pastoral and arable farming, previously was the Managing Director of the Cameron Group of Companies whose interests were in the Quarry and Transport Industries up to 2007 when it was sold to Fletcher Concrete and Infrastructure Ltd. Bruce has interests around property, dairy, beef, sheep and kiwifruit farming.
Bruce is Chairman of Realty Service Holdings Ltd and Waipuna Hospice and is on the boards of Cameron Farms Ltd and Gilston Mains Ltd.
Kirk Hope is Chief Executive of BusinessNZ, New Zealand’s largest business advocacy body, advocating for New Zealand’s success through sustainable market-led growth. Kirk previously led the New Zealand Bankers’ Association and Financial Services Federation after holding a range of senior positions at Westpac, including Head of Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs. A barrister and solicitor with a master’s degree in law focused on regulation of financial services, Kirk also holds a post graduate honours degree in political science. For five years he was a member of the Commercial and Business Law Committee of the New Zealand Law Society.
Michael Barnett is Chief Executive of the Auckland Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry and a Director of the NZ Chambers of Commerce & Industry. He is chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunities Trust and the Auckland Children’s Christmas Parade Trust. He is an elected member of the Auckland Regional Council and a Director of Willis NZ, International Risk Management Consultants and Insurance Brokers.
Andrew is the Southern South Island farmer-elected Chairman and Director of Beef + Lamb New Zealand. Him and his wife Lisa farm 1030 ha sheep and beef breeding/finishing farms at a couple of locations in Otago and Southland. Andrew is also Director of the following boards; New Zealand Meat Board, Ballance Agri Nutrients, Ovis Management Ltd, WRONZ, Pastoral Greenhouse Gas Research Consortium and Agricultural Leaders Health and Safety Action Group.
Steve Yung is CEO of Sealord Group, a global seafood enterprise with a worldwide fishing, processing and marketing network. Sealord is New Zealand’s best known seafood brand, with a growing presence in Australia.Prior to joining Sealord, Steve was the Managing Director of McCain Foods Australia/New Zealand. At McCain he was a member of the global Senior Leadership Team, where he gained extensive experience in multi-national food manufacturing.Steve has 30 years of broad multi-channel experience in the food industry; including FMCG, food service, manufacturing and agriculture across Australian, New Zealand and Canadian markets.
Alan was appointed Chief Executive of New Zealand Apples and Pears Inc in March 2012. A Chartered Accountant, his career spans both central government and professional service organisations. He has managed some of New Zealand’s largest law firms, including being a part of the team that put together the first trans-Tasman law firm merger. Alan has held a number of directorships including the Canterbury Development Corporation, and the Canterbury Economic Development Fund. He was President of the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce for 2009 and 2010, having served as a Director since 2005.
Philip Gregan is the Chief Executive Officer of New Zealand Winegrowers Inc, the national industry organisation that represents, researches and promotes the interests of New Zealand grape growers and wine makers. Philip has been with New Zealand Winegrowers and its predecessor, the Wine Institute of New Zealand, since starting as a Research officer in 1983. He has held the role of Chief Executive Officer since 1990. Philip has a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts (Hons) degrees, majoring in Geography, from the University of Auckland, and has also completed a strategic leadership course at Oxford University in the UK. Philip is married to Robyn McGregor and they live in Auckland with their three daughters
Hon Simon Power
Simon is the General Manager of Consumer Banking & Wealth for Westpac New Zealand, having joined in 2012 following a 12 year career as a Member of Parliament in New Zealand. Between 2008–2011 he served as Minister of Justice, Minister of Commerce and Minister of State Owned Enterprises, among other designations. During that period, he led significant reform and change in financial market oversight and regulation in NZ. Simon has previously sat on the Board of the New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX) and chaired the NZUS Council. He is a chartered member of the NZ Institute of Directors, a member of the NZ Institute of Management and is currently an honorary advisor for the Asia NZ Foundation and a Fellow of the Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand (INFINZ).
John Loughlin is a professional company director. He is Chairman of Meat Industry Association NZ Inc., PowerCo Limited, Tru-Test Corporation Limited, EastPack Limited, and Hop Revolution Limited. He is also a director of Augusta Capital Limited. John is a former Chairman of Zespri Group Limited, Prism Group Holdings Limited, Allied Farmers Limited and Hawke’s Bay Winegrowers. He is a former director of Port of Napier Limited, AgResearch Limited, Metlifecare Limited, Toll NZ Limited, New Zealand Meat Producers Board and NZ Lamb Company (North America) Limited. John and his wife Kathryn established and own Askerne Estate Winery.
Sarah Salmond is a senior public and regulatory lawyer and the Head of Russell McVeagh’s International Trade Law Practice. Prior to joining Russell McVeagh, she was a Senior Consultant in the European Union, Competition and Trade Law Practice at DLA Piper in London and Washington DC. Before entering private practice, Sarah was an international trade negotiator for the New Zealand Government, a consultant at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, and a senior official at two industry associations in London.
Simon Tucker is Director of Global Stakeholder Affairs at Fonterra. Simon has spent over ten years in the New Zealand dairy industry including in leadership roles at DairyNZ, the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand and with Fonterra Co- operative Group’s US-based business.
During his career, Simon has also spent considerable time working for the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He was the Ministry’s Assistant Secretary based in Auckland, and served as New Zealand High Commissioner (Ambassador) to Canada and was concurrently High Commissioner to Jamaica. Earlier diplomatic assignments included postings as Counsellor and head of the trade team at the New Zealand Embassy in Washington DC and three years at the NZ Embassy in Tehran. He also spent several years working in Parliament as adviser to the Minister for Trade.
Katherine Rich is the CEO of the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council, the industry body representing food and grocery suppliers. She represents FGC members on a range of boards and Government panels. Katherine received her tertiary education at Otago University, gaining a BA/BCom in marketing and economics in 1990 and 1993. After leaving university she was a policy analyst and held other agri-business roles in marketing and general management. She was a Member of Parliament for three terms from 1999- 2008.
Stephen Jacobi – Executive Director
Stephen Jacobi is managing director of Jacobi Consulting, a consultancy offering strategic advice in international trade, government relations and industry development. Stephen is a former diplomat, ministerial advisor and chief executive. Read an interview with Stephen here.
Fiona Cooper – Associate Director
As Associate Director Fiona advises on trade policy, government relations and communications, drawing on nearly thirty one years of experience in the private and public sectors.
Stephanie Honey – Associate Director (ABAC)
Stephanie Honey advises on international trade policy, strategy and government relations, drawing on over 20 years’ experience in the public and private sectors. Stephanie is a former trade negotiator and diplomat and also runs Honey Consulting, a trade policy consultancy.