Understanding and assessing risk- how the board responds to a crisis

19 September Tauranga 2
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When: Wednesday 19 September

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Price: Members: $35.00

Non-members: $45.00

Location: Tauranga Club, Level 5, 72 Devonport Road, Tauranga

Panel event with John Loughlin, Independent Chair of the Meat Industry Association and Ian Proudfoot, Global head of Agribusiness for KPMG New Zealand.

Every Board must consider risk to their business, the impact it will have and how to mitigate it. But what happens when a risk has not been identified as significant and it hits. Bio security events have blind sided a number of businesses in recent times and the threats to our primary industries and our iconic flora and fauna are increasing. Not only can it impact primary producers, it is their suppliers and customers who can be seriously affected. The tourism sector and associated business are not immune.

John Loughlin as Chairman of Zespri when PSA hit the Kiwifruit Industry and current Independent Chair of the Meat Industry Association as they face Mico Plasma Bovis will discuss how Boards need to be prepared for and react to crisis of this nature. Ian Proudfoot Global head of Agribusiness for KPMG New Zealand, who promotes the huge potential of New Zealand’s Agribusiness, will talk about why Bio security is the number 1 risk to one of the largest sectors of our economy.

The meeting will be facilitated by Graeme Marshall, Chairman of the Biosecurity Ministerial Advisory Committee and director for Kiwifruit Vine Health. (KVH)


John LoughlinJohn Loughlin is the Independent Chairman of the Meat Industry Association. He has had a longstanding involvement in the New Zealand Meat Industry; initially in an executive capacity as Finance Manager and then Chief Executive Officer of Richmond Limited. He subsequently served on the boards of Firstlight Foods and Lean Meats. He has recently been closely involved with the response to the Micoplasma Bovis incursion.

John is also Chairman of agricultural technology company Tru-Test Corporation Limited, Powerco Limited, EastPack Limited, Rockit Global Limited and Hop Revolution Limited. John is a former Chairman of Zespri Group Limited (including during the PSA incursion), Allied Farmers Limited and Hawke’s Bay winegrowers. He is a former director of the New Zealand Meat Producers Board, AgResearch Limited, Toll NZ Limited and Port of Napier Limited.

John and his wife Kathryn established and own Askerne Estate Winery.

Ian ProudfootIan Proudfoot is the Global Head of Agribusiness for KPMG International and well as leading KPMG New Zealand’s agri-food initiatives. He provides audit and advisory services to clients in a wide range of agri-food sectors, including horticulture, dairy, red meat and fishing. Ian joined KPMG in London and transferred to KPMG Auckland in 1996. Since that time he has undertaken a diverse range of client assignments including a 12 month secondment managing financial reporting and consolidation for a major New Zealand company.  He authors the annual KPMG Agribusiness Agenda.

Please note, the event begins at 5pm.


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