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.

Don't forget us - RWNZ

Don't forget rural communities in the proposed national health system, Rural Women New Zealand is telling the government.

Bank closures a real headache

Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) says rural communities are being ignored as Kiwibank moves to close five banks in regional areas.

National

Guy standing for Ravensdown

Former Agriculture Minister and Horowhenua dairy farmer Nathan Guy is standing for election to the Ravensdown board of directors.

Machinery & Products

Helps tame the wind!

Amazone's recently released WindControl System automatically monitors and adjusts the spreading pattern to compensate for the effect of the wind…

First Claas patent hits a century

While Claas has registered more than 3,000 patents during its 108-year history, the company is currently celebrating the 100th anniversary…

JD invests in robotics

Global giant Deere and Co has acquired Silicon Valley start-up company Bear Flag Robotics, which specialises in autonomous driving technologies…

» The RNG Weather Report

» Latest Print Issues Online

The Hound

Too many hits?

OPINION: Well-known professional protestor, John Minto has run off at the mouth without checking his facts.

Good question!

A mate of the Hound's thinks it was more than a bit dodgy when DairyNZ chair Jim van der Poel…

» Connect with Rural News

» eNewsletter

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter