Alister Body graduated from Lincoln University with a BCom in Agriculture and was elected to the ATS Board of Directors in 2011, becoming Chairman in 2016.
Alister is also a current Director of Pastoral Genomics, as well as Chair of the Dairy Environment Leadership Group and the Canterbury Dairy Leader’s Group. Past governance experience includes Director of DairyNZ, Chair of the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards Trust, Provincial Dairy Chairman with Federated Farmers and National President of New Zealand Young Farmers Club.
Alister and his wife Janine Peters farm at Methven, Mid Canterbury where they milk 600 cows. Alister’s other off farm interests include skiing, sailing and theatre (both acting and directing).