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Rhys Roberts

2022 Winner NZ

Rhys lives in Westerfield, Mid-Canterbury and is the Chief Executive of the Align Group. Along with his team, Rhys operates eight farms and a market garden.

Align Group is a vertically integrated business with ownership of a dairy factory and branded FMCG dairy products. Rhys stands by his belief that social and environmental responsibilities should be at the forefront of all commercial activities.

His proudest achievements are his wife Kiri and two children Gus and Lotti and choosing a prosperous career in the New Zealand agriculture industry.

His learning interests are not limited however, and he has a particular interest in vertical integration, transformational employment models and navigating change within the farm gate.

Rhys is an active relaxer with a keen passion for anything outdoor.

(current June 2022)

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