Thursday, April 25, 2024

Alliance appoints its first associate director

Neal Wallace
North Canterbury farmer Victoria Trayner has been appointed the Alliance Group’s first associate director.
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Trayner and her husband Glen are fifth-generation farmers, sharemilking 650 cows near Oxford in North Canterbury and are also involved in their family’s farming enterprise, across pig farms, cropping, dairy and an Angus beef stud.

She also lectures in agribusiness and production management with Primary ITO and is chair of the Waimakariri District’s Primary Sector Plan Change 7 Committee, coordinating a sector response to the council’s regional plan.

Trayner is also a director of Waimakariri Irrigation Ltd, which delivers irrigation water to 23,000ha within the Waimakariri District.

Alliance Group chair Murray Taggart says her appointment is designed to create the next generation of industry leaders.

“Victoria impressed us with her desire to learn and develop, her commitment to farming sustainably, and the leadership role she plays in her community,” Taggart said.

“She certainly represents the future of our industry and we are pleased to have her on board for the next 12 months.”

Trayner says she is looking forward to gaining experience in board governance within a co-operative structure and also gaining insight into the complexities of the meat industry beyond the farm gate.

“I want to use this knowledge to contribute to the future success of our sector and make a better New Zealand for the next generation to grow up in,” Trayner said.

She will join the board for 12 months from August 2021.

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