Ian joined KPMG London in 1992 having obtained a BSc in Industrial Economics from the University of Warwick. He joined KPMG Auckland in 1996 on an initial 18 months secondment. Ian was appointed a Senior Manager in 2000 and admitted to partnership in 2004, after completing a yearlong secondment to Fonterra Co-operative Group as Group Reporting Manager. Ian was appointed as Global Head of Agribusiness for KPMG in 2013. He is a Chartered Accountant and Registered Auditor.
Ian is the author of the KPMG Agribusiness Agenda, a series of thought leadership reports which have been produced annually since 2010. He is responsible for the development of KPMG New Zealand’s agribusiness sector focus group.
Ian presents in New Zealand and around the world on the future of food production, processing and consumption. He is considered to be one of the leading strategic thinkers on Agribusiness in New Zealand.
Being a member of the Te Hono movement, Ian attended the NZ Primary Industry Bootcamp at Stanford University in California in August 2014 for CEOs and Industry leaders.
Ian is also currently leading a project with a major NZ bank and industry partners, to develop an urban agricultural experience centre and show farm in Auckland with a goal of forming 25,000 urban kids a year about the contribution of the primary sector to NZ and the career opportunities it presents.
How Could Agri-food Disruption Reshape New Zealand
How could agri-food disruption reshape New Zealand: The emergence of plant based alternatives to meat, dairy and fish, the capability to grow food from cells without growing the whole animal and the ability to cultivate plants under artificial light in warehouses, bunkers or office towers suggests the future of global agri food and fibre sector looks very different to what we have traditionally recognised as farming in New Zealand. As the country’s most significant productive sector, accounting for over 70% of tradeable exports, and one which impacts land, water and oceans across the length and breadth of New Zealand how our farmers, growers, fisherman and foresters respond to changing consumer preferences and emerging technology disruption will materially impact the long term economic prosperity of the country. This session will discuss some of the disruptive technologies emerging around the world and consider how these may impact on New Zealand primary industries, land use and rural communities, as well as some of the policy challenges that will need to be addressed to maintain the relevance and competitiveness of the industry.
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