Speaker Profile: Alison Dewes

Alison is a fifth generation farmer, veterinarian and ecologist. Her experience spans Dairying in NZ and Australia, production animal medicine, business development. She previously worked for Nestle Australia in Business Development & Quality Assurance, Commonwealth Bank in lending, and managed Intelact Australia.

She has skills in animal health and nutrition, agricultural business performance, adult education, policy and ecosystem health.

She was elected to the NZ Veterinary Board in 2015 and is on the National Environmental Reference Group for Landcorp. S

he was a finalist for the NZI sustainability champion in 2014 and received a commendation for community impact for her work with farmers, and was a finalist in the 2015 Women of Influence Awards in Public Policy.

She is presently Head of Environment for Pamu, and also on the freshwater taskforce!

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