Alumni Profiles

Andrew Priest

Andrew Priest

Ngai Tahu Farming Ltd

Chief Executive

Andrew is Chief Executive Officer of Ngai Tahu Farming. He is also an independent director with past appointments at farmer cooperatives based in the Canterbury region. Prior to joining Ngai Tahu in July 2015, Andrew had his own consulting practice with an emphasis on strategy formulation, performance improvement, risk management and organisational alignment, across a range of industries encompassing forestry and wood products, fast moving consumer goods, retail banking, energy, agriculture and high tech. Before consulting, Andrew worked for a number of companies operating in global markets including Forestry Corporation, Heinz Watties and a senior position for Carter Holt Harvey based in the United States. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Waikato and a Master of Forestry Science from the University of Canterbury.