Elaine has farming interests of a 300ha family farm in Otautau, Southland. She lives in the Waikato with her three daughters. Elaine and her late husband took the traditional progression through the industry to farm ownership. Farming both in the Waikato and Southland.
Current and past governance roles have been with organisations that create value for others in agri-business, research and innovation, industry good, pastoral dairy farming and education. Elaine’s corporate career has involved agri-business, local government, information management, health and safety, and human resources.