Barbara is the current MP for Taranaki - King Country, representing one of the biggest rural electorates in Parliament. Succession planning created he opportunity to move from full-time farming into agribusiness governance and leadership. She was the inaugural Dairy Woman of the Year and a former Director of DairyNZ. She has sat on the Boards of Primary ITO, NZ Young Farmers and the Dairy Women's Network.
Barbara is incredibly proud of the young talent that she see's coming through, particularly in Nuffield, Kellogg and the Young Farmer branches. Barbara is a strategic thinker, enjoys a challenge, and participates and guides others to fulfil their aspirations. She is highly regarded in the agricultural industry and is seeking more opportunities to collaborate with other industries to promote regional growth. Barbara has a people-oriented focus for the regions, and is a passionate supporter of regional and provincial New Zealand.
You have a real know-how in the ag world and we can tell you have earned your name as a real AgWomen- Inspirational!