The Rabobank People Development Award – Beef+LambNZ Awards 2023.

The Beef + LambNZ Awards were held in Christchurch last night (October 19). The Rural Leaders Team are proud to have won the Rabobank People Development Award. It’s a win that represents the mahi and support of so many, including our board, our investing partners and our alumni. 

The judges said, “The Trust, which manages the Nuffield Farming Scholarship and the Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme alongside other initiatives, offers high quality, fit-for-purpose leadership programmes for the primary sector.

They added that the Trust was well known, highly regarded and had demonstrated longevity in the sector. The Trust had impact across all primary industries.”

Lisa Rogers, Rural Leaders CEO, said of the win, 

 “Our programme alumni continue to make a positive impact in communities, businesses and for industries across food and fibre. We’re honoured and humbled to receive this award, and privileged to be part of so many people’s leadership journey.”

On the night, Rural Leaders shared a table with all the 2024 People Development Award finalists – Growing Future Farmers and Whangarei Agricultural and Pastoral Society Farm Intern Programme, “The work both organisations are doing for young people entering the sector; giving them a sense of purpose, direction and pride, is inspiring”, said Lisa Rogers.

Congratulations to Beef+LambNZ for organising such a successful and enjoyable event. And congratulations to all the finalists and winners across all eight categories. 

The full results are available here. 

Our programmes work in partnership with some of New Zealand’s leading agribusiness organisations – click here for more.​