Dr Scott Champion – Kellogg Programme Director

Kellogg Programme Director

Dr Scott Champion

Kellogg Programme Director​

Dr Scott Champion is an experienced leader, strategist, facilitator and executive manager. He is passionate about identifying, creating and connecting strongly with ‘communities of interest’ and clients to build effective products and services that make a difference in the primary sector. 

Scott has worked across tertiary education, innovative organisations in the private sector, and industry service delivery and advocacy for more than 20 years. He has also held governance and technical advisory roles in the primary sector, not for profit and community organisations.  

In April 2016, he completed a decade working for the national sheep and beef industry body, Beef + Lamb New Zealand, the last 7.5 years as Chief Executive Officer. He was also concurrently Chief Executive Officer of the New Zealand Meat Board for this period. 

Since May 2016, Scott has been consulting across food, agriculture and natural resources. In June 2017 he co-founded the consulting practice Primary Purpose, drawing on a mix of disciplines, and combining data and information with human centred insights for clients in the primary sector. 

Scott has been Programme Director and Facilitator for the Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme since 2017.