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Category: CEO
Location: Canterbury

PeopleMAD Limited


Industry Leaders

Rakaia Island Limited is a progressive family owned dairy farming
enterprise. Through continuous improvement and challenging the status
quo the farm has grown from humble beginnings to milking 9000 cows
across six dairy units. The farm has continued to increase its scope and
capability through horizontal integration of support services and dry stock

Rakaia Island has a people centric culture built on strong family values
and employs a diverse and highly capable team of over 50 people.

The businesses reputation, viability, and demand for continuous
improvement has created the opportunity for a new CEO role. This role
will continue to consolidate and evolve the farms’ culture and business
to strive for farming excellence in an ever-changing global agricultural

The Role

In this newly created CEO role you will work alongside a supportive family
advisory Board and independent Chair developing, implementing, and
refining strategies that achieve Rakaia Island’s vision: “farming for the

You will be responsible for delivering sustainable farm performance while
continually innovating and adapting new principles to enhance Rakaia
Island’s longstanding reputation. A highly capable business team supports
this role.

Important attributes you’ll bring to the role:
• A positive and inspirational leader that fosters a cohesive culture based
on shared family values, high-performance and collaboration
• Highly developed business acumen
• Demonstrable experience of developing and implementing strategic and
business plans
• Experience in and empathy for the primary sector with a sound
knowledge of industry process
• An entrepreneurial mindset with outstanding organisational skills
• Exceptional communication skills
• Relevant management and leadership experience

This position offers an attractive remuneration package.

For further information and a full position description visit

To apply

If you possess the passion, drive and competency required for this
dynamic role and are drawn to the opportunity to make a fundamental
difference to a successful farming business and wider community, please
submit your resume and cover letter by email to:

Applications close 20th June 2018.

Date Posted: 2018-06-07


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