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Justin Riley


Justin has significant experience in the food and beverage sector through 16 years in COO and CEO roles at Barker’s of Geraldine. Barker’s is a well known manufacturer of world-class jams, chutneys, syrups, and condiments selling products through FMCG, foodservice and ingredients channels in NZ and Australia.

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Roger Carruthers


Roger currently owns and operates a 300 hectare farm in Southland. Previously he was CEO for Connexionz Limited, a publicly owned technology company located in Christchurch. Prior to that he held various senior management roles in several countries during a 23-year career with Merck & Co. Inc., one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. Roger is also deputy chair of Athletics New Zealand.

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Graham Budd


Graham is CEO of Great South. Previously he was Destination Queenstown’s CEO after five years as GM of marketing. Prior to Destination Queenstown, Graham held marketing and management positions for leading multinational companies including Unilever, Wrightson, Colgate Palmolive, Lexis Nexis and General Cable.

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Monique Kelly


Monique is a New Zealand trained lawyer working at the international level on social and employment policy and standards. She co-founded Revology in 2014. She has a strong sustainability focus, actively supporting initiatives to accelerate New Zealand’s transition to a low carbon, regenerative future, including co-founding Wao, a charitable trust.