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Jenna Smith

2021 NZ Finalist

Jenna is the current Chief Executive of Pouarua – a diverse Māori Agribusiness encompassing Dairy, Arable, Beef & Horticulture on the Hauraki Plains.

Jenna also serves as a trustee and advisor across a range of Agricultural businesses, not-for-profits and community boards.

Jenna has extensive corporate agriculture experience across Waikato, Canterbury, Otago and Southland, having previously worked for SOE Pāmu, and syndicated overseas investment farming portfolios. During this time, she has always “kept a gumboot in the grass” through her and her husband’s farming businesses.

Jenna led Pouarua Farms to be awarded as finalists in the prestigious Ahuwhenua Trophy for excellence in Maori Farming in 2021, in addition to being named a Zanda McDonald Award finalist in the same year

Passionate about creating environmentally sustainable agribusinesses – Jenna regularly contributes to advisory panels for the Ministry of Environment.

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