The New Zealand Institute of Primary Industry Management (NZIPIM) has appointed Stephen Macaulay to its newly created chief executive role.
NZIPIM is a membership-based association for rural professionals who provide professional services for the primary sector.
Macaulay comes to the role with a wealth of experience within the agricultural industry.
He has previously worked as general manager of the Agricultural and Marketing Research and Development Trust (AGMARDT), the Retail Meat Industry Training Organisation and Retail Meat New Zealand.
“We are delighted that Stephen will be leading the organisation at a time when industry sectors and government agencies are looking to NZIPIM to help the farming community work through a number of important issues,” NZIPIM president Wayne Allan said.
“These include increased regulation of land use with respect to water quality and environmental performance as well as the continued development and profitability of farming systems.
“There will be an increased demand for more qualified rural professionals and better assurance to farming communities of high standards for advice and related services.”
Macaulay said “I am excited about joining NZIPIM and looking forward to the opportunities to develop and build the capability of the organisation and working with NZIPIM members and the wider rural sector,” he said.