Andrew brings a depth of knowledge in finance, strategy, risk management and commercial operations and a commitment to good governance practice. With an increasingly uncertain COVID business environment these are skills I consider would be highly valuable to Ruralco as it looks to the future. Currently farming near Mt Hutt, Andrew's family operates a dairy, dairy support and beef finishing business and have been supporters of Ruralco / ATS almost since its inception. Andrew is a strong believer in the Co-operative model, supplying Fonterra, Director at EA Networks (the only co-operative lines company in New Zealand) and has completed the Fonterra Co-operative Governance Development Programme. In addition to an active on farm role, Andrew is an independent director with a range of appointments.