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Shane McManaway, MNZM, Chair

Shane, along with his wife Lynnette, are the owners of Gold Creek Charolais and Deer Farm, Ongaha Gold, an extensive sheep beef and dairy operation west of Martinborough, and a dairy farm in Kaikoura, on NZ's south island. They are also founders of Five Rivers Medical integrated medical facility in South Wairarapa.

In early 2022, Shane was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit [MNZM] for his agriculture and community services. Shane founded the Zanda McDonald Award in 2014 and for over 16 years was CEO for Allflex Livestock Intelligence in Asia-Pacific and China.

Shane believes the key to success lies in forming strong relationships and encouraging others to exceed expectations. He is never short of innovative ideas and is well-known for his ‘outside the box’ thinking. Today, his advice, expertise and common sense approach to business are highly sought-after around the world.

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