About Us

Our Board

The Directors of the LANZBC are elected by its Members at the Annual General Meeting, for a tenure of up to three years. 

In addition to elected Directors, the Council benefits from the input and advice of ex-officio directors from Education New Zealand, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.

Executive Team

Peter McMenamin
Peter McMenamin
President
Appointed to the LANZBC Board in 2019, Peter is co-founder and director of BuildBIM Limited, an architecture and digital construction company with offices in... Read more 
Rachel Williams
Rachel Williams
Vice-President
Rachel joined the Board of the LANZBC in June 2018 and was elected Vice-President in May 2020. She is the founder and managing director of Viva Expeditions Ltd,... Read more 
Paul Dunbar
Paul Dunbar
Treasurer
Appointed to the LANZBC Board in October 2020, Paul is currently the Commercial Investments Manager at Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC). As part of... Read more 
Laura Cheftel
Laura Cheftel
Executive Officer
As the Executive Officer for the LANZBC, Laura Cheftel supports the Council in its day to day operations and contributes to its strategic direction by... Read more 

Directors

Justine Arroll
Justine Arroll
Fonterra Co-operative
Justine joined the Board in June 2018. 
Justine is the Senior Trade Strategist at Fonterra Co-Operative Group where she has responsibility for Fonterra’s... Read more 
Shane Ball
Shane Ball
University of Auckland
Shane Ball joined the LANZBC Board in June 2018 and served as Vicepresident between August 2018 and May 2020. He is the International Marketing Manager at the... Read more 
James Dixon
James Dixon
Farm to Farm Tours
James joined the Board of the LANZBC in 2017 and is the Technical Tour Manager with Farm To Farm Tours, based in Rangiora. The company is solely involved in... Read more 
Juan-Luis Toledo
Juan-Luis Toledo
Agricultural Education International
Juan-Luis joined the Board in June 2018. Juan-Luis is an Education/Agriculture consultant, creating training solutions in Latin America. Juan-Luis was formerly... Read more 

Ex-Officio Directors

Brendan Mahar
Brendan Mahar
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
Brendan Mahar is New Zealand Trade and Enterprise’s International Market Manager for South America. New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is the... Read more 
Raylene Liufalani
Raylene Liufalani
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Raylene is currently Unit Manager in Americas Division leading the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Latin America and Caribbean programme.A career... Read more 

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