National Board Roles

Andrew Hoggard

National President

Policy responsibilities:
Climate Change (except He Waka eke Noa), Local Government (Rates/Finance, Forestry, Economics and Commerce, Telecommunications, Firearms, Science and Innovation, Food Safety, Buildings and Farm Structures.

Karen Williams

National Vice President

Policy responsibilities:
Resource Management Act, Climate Change (He Waka Eke Noa), Transport, Workplace Health and Safety.

Wayne Langford

Dairy Industry Group Chairperson
National Board Member


Policy responsibilities:
Animal Welfare (Dairy), Walking Access, Traceability (NAIT/eASDs), Rural Health and Wellbeing, Energy, Rural Education, Biosecurity (Livestock).

William Beetham

Meat & Wool Industry Group Chairperson
National Board Member


Policy responsibilities:
Skills and Training, Animal Welfare (Sheep & Beef), Postal Services.

Colin Hurst

Arable Group Chairperson
National Board Member


Policy responsibilities:
Biosecurity (Plants), Rural Policing, Hazardous Substances, Electricity Infrastructure and Markets, Fire and Emergency, Fertiliser.

Chris Allen

National Board Member

Policy responsibilities:
Water Quality and Quantity, Biodiversity, Local Government (Environment), National Pest Management, Waste Management.


Chris Lewis

National Board Member

Policy responsibilities: 
Immigration and Labour Supply, Employment, Adverse Events, ACC.