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Roger Carruthers

Acting Chief Executive

With vast experience including strong leadership skills, Acting Chief Executive Roger Carruthers 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.