While the deer industry faces several challenges in the short term, there will be a strong rebound in New Zealand venison sales once global demand recovers.
He succeeds Sir Henry van der Heyden, who stood down from the board due to regulatory changes.
Borland has been a Rabobank New Zealand director since 2016 and is the managing director of agribusiness company Scales Group.
In other changes to Rabobank NZ board, Brent Goldsack has been appointed as a new, independent director, with current directors Jillian Segal and Peter Knoblanche leave the board.
All these changes take effect on April 1, 2020.