Wednesday, 19 May 2021 14:55

New boss for Rural Women NZ

Written by  Staff Reporters
Rural Women New Zealand chief executive Gabrielle O'Brien. Rural Women New Zealand chief executive Gabrielle O'Brien.

Rural Women New Zealand recently appointed Gabrielle O'Brient as its new chief executive.

"Gabrielle brings a wealth of experience from her previous general management roles in membership based organisations both in the charitable sector and most recently at the New Zealand Law Society," RWNZ president Gill Naylor says.

"This experience combined with her earlier background human resources management, facilitation and organisation development provide her with a strong background to lead our team through the next phase of our development."

O'Brien says she's looking forward to building on the strong legacy of RWNZ and working to provide the best possible platform for rural women to raise and progress issues that are important to them.

"Our rural communities are an integral part of the social and economic fabric of New Zealand.

"Women play a key role in these communities whether as primary producers, community influencers and connectors, entrepreneurs, educators or in the myriad of other essential professional and social roles they hold."

O'Brien took up her appointment at RWNZ earlier this month.

More like this

Rural health focus for new boss

Rural Women New Zealand’s (RWNZ) new chief executive says the organisation’s ability to provide opportunities to women sold her on the job.

RWNZ to focus on connection

Rural Women New Zealand’s new chief executive says the organisation is focusing on its connection with rural communities.

National

Rounding up on Round-Up

There's growing talk around New Zealand and the world about glyphosate being a health hazard, possibly a carcinogenic.

Machinery & Products

Vaderstad's new drill is Inspire(d)

Tillage, seeding and planting specialists Vaderstad has introduced its new Inspire product range – focused on the 12-metre seed drill…

JD's new 6Rs for 2022

With the upcoming market year 2022 (MY22) only a few weeks away, John Deere has released details of changes to…

New features on Case IH Optum

The latest Case IH Optum AFS Connect range features a new cab, interior and connectivity package designed to benefit both…

» The RNG Weather Report

» Latest Print Issues Online

The Hound

Fond farewell

OPINION: Your canine crusader would like to pay tribute and a fond farewell to former Agriculture Minister and Dairy NZ…

Front page!

OPINION: This old mutt reckons (un) social media is just an echo chamber of self-important, self-professed experts who lecture and…

» Connect with Rural News

» eNewsletter

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter