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James Roberston

2020 NZ Finalist

James is the Regional Manager for Trade Strategy at Fonterra in Asia. Fonterra is a dairy co-operative, owned by 9,000 farming families in New Zealand. In his work James covers the North and Southeast Asia region to help protect and enhance market access for Fonterra products and strengthen our reputation with stakeholders. He works closely with New Zealand Government representatives, local governments, business organisations and other key stakeholders in the region to build support for Fonterra’s business objectives and enhance the benefits of trade within the Asia region.

Alongside his work at Fonterra James has a distinguished record of involvement in the New Zealand Agricultural industry and its institutions. In 2019 he was the youngest ever to win the New Zealand Young Farmer of the Year competition. He has also been a past Board member of New Zealand Young Farmers. James holds a bachelor in AgriCommerce and International Agribusiness from Massey University in New Zealand

"What have you got to lose? Give it a crack, you have everything to gain".

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