Malcolm Nitschke, General Manager of leading food and fibres sector funder AGMARDT has announced he is stepping down after nearly nine years in the role.
AGMARDT (Agriculture and Marketing Research and Development Trust) is an independent, not-for-profit charitable trust with more than 30 years’ experience funding and fostering innovation, research and leadership capability in Aotearoa New Zealand’s food and fibres sector.
“I feel it’s timely for me to step down now and make way for new leadership in an orderly way,“ says Malcolm who has extensive background in agribusiness senior management and governance as well as owning a cropping and beef fattening farm and a grain trading business.
“AGMARDT is in a strong position, with development of a new strategy and direction designed to help drive a better future for food and fibres in New Zealand. This provides a great platform and opportunities for a new leader to continue our aspiration of making transformational change to the sector.”
Malcolm says he is looking forward to putting more time into his other business, primary sector governance as well as recreational interests.
AGMARDT Chairman Richard Green says the Board is thrilled with the significant contribution Malcolm has made to AGMARDT’s role as a funder in a sector that faces some big challenges and opportunities.
“He’s brought extensive agribusiness acumen, a real-world grasp of the challenges and a genuine passion and vision for the sector.
“We’re disappointed to lose his steady hand, but Malcolm is leaving AGMARDT in great shape for the future.”
Malcolm will officially step down in August.
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Richard Green, Chairman
Malcolm Nitschke, General Manager
06 323 8766 www.agmardt.org.nz