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Andrew Priest

Andrew currently serves as CEO of Ngāi Tahu Farming, which manages more than 100,000 ha of farm and forestry land in Te Waipounamu (South Island) on behalf of Ngāi Tahu whānau. The timber, milk, meat and other products from the whenua (lands) go through local processors for export around the world.

Prior to joining Ngāi Tahu in July 2015, Andrew led his own consulting practice across a range of industries with an emphasis on strategy, performance improvement, risk management, and organisational alignment.

Before consulting, Andrew held international roles for companies operating in global markets including Forestry Corporation, Heinz-Watties, and a senior position for Carter Holt Harvey based in the United States. He is also an independent director with past appointments at farmer cooperatives based in the Canterbury region.