Scholar profile – Parmindar Singh

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2022 Scholar

Parmindar Singh

Parmindar Singh- 2022 Nuffield New Zealand Scholar

Bio & research

Parmindar is a fourth generation New Zealand dairy farmer of Indian descent. A company director and independent consultant, she is near completion of her master’s degree at Waikato University. 

Parmindar’s research topic of interest is emerging market opportunities for trade in dairy. On her proposed research Parmindar says, “As a proud, intergenerational dairy farmer, my goal is to identify the shift that is occurring globally and identify future trade and market opportunities for New Zealand farmers.” 

Mat’s report aims to provide a model for generating and capturing ideas to solve the wicked problems of food and agriculture.

The key element to solving this is bringing to bear the focus, passion, practical application and entrepreneurial drive of our farmers and growers. The innovation model needs to put them at the centre and build an innovation consciousness amongst our farmers and growers.
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Current employment

509 Properties  Limited
Managing Director

509 Properties  Limited
Managing Director

B & P Singh Sekhon Limited
Managing Director


Other Affiliations

Trust Waikato

Māia New Zealand
Network Lader

Gordonton Woodlands Trust
Trustee & Estate Development Committee Member

Rural Women New Zealand
Committee member

Institute of Directors






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Masters in Management (Agribusiness)


Certificate in Adult Teaching


Bachelor in Business

Additional Training & Awards


New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics (NZARE) Society Award, nominated by University of Waikato


Escalator Programme (AWDT)


Fonterra Governance Development Programme Stage One


Professional Mentoring and Workplace Coaching

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