Agribusiness leadership award nominees sought

Nominations have opened for the Rabobank Agribusiness Leadership Award which recognises achievement in, and contribution to, Australia and New Zealand’s food, beverage and agribusiness industries.

The annual award recognises excellence among the senior leaders of agribusiness and agri-related industries on both sides of the Tasman.

Past award winners include Yalumba Wine Company proprietor and managing director Robert Hill Smith, pastoralist and company director Nick Burton Taylor and Incitec Pivot chairman John Watson, while last year’s recipient was the director of CSIRO’s Food Futures National Research program Dr Bruce Lee.

Rabobank Australia & New Zealand CEO Thos Gieskes said the Rabobank Leadership Award was designed to recognise individuals in leadership roles who had made significant contribution to Australia and New Zealand’s vitally-important food and agribusiness industries.

“Good leadership is of course essential for success in business. The recipients of the Rabobank Leadership Award, however, go beyond this to display truly outstanding leadership not only of their businesses, but of the industry and often in the wider community,” he said.

Judges will be looking for someone who has made a significant achievement as a senior leader in building, rejuvenating, or expanding a business in the food, agribusiness or beverage sectors; who develops and communicates a clear vision and direction for sustainable growth and prosperity at both a corporate and industry level; and is regarded as an outstanding corporate citizen who demonstrates social commitment.

Nominations forms are here.

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