Westpac Transformational Leadership - A dialogue with the Chair and Chief Executive Officer - Landcorp New Zealand
This quarterly series will see the Chair and CEO of prominent companies come together to discuss challenges and opportunities for their organisation.
Landcorp was created out of the Department of Lands and Survey in 1987. Landcorp's core business is pastoral farming including dairy, sheep, beef and deer. Landcorp operates 122 farming units totalling 376,156 hectares.
Traci Houpapa was appointed to the Landcorp Board in May 2010 and was appointed Chairman in May 2015 following nearly a year as acting Chairman. Traci is an award-winning company director and a recognised industry leader. She is also a trusted advisor to Maori, the Government, public and private sector clients on strategic and economic development.
Traci is known for her strong and inclusive leadership and her clear focus on building the wealth and prosperity of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Traci has been named as one of the top ten most influential women in New Zealand agribusiness and the Listener’s top ten influencers in New Zealand.
Steven Carden, was the General Manager of PGG Wrightson Seeds Australia from 2010, prior to joining Landcorp in 2013. Steven began at PGG Wrightson in 2008 as Group Manager of Business Development, serving also on the NZTE Beachheads Advisory Board. From 2003 to 2008, he worked at McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, in New York and Auckland advising companies throughout North America, Europe and Australia.