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Alison Watters
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Alison Watters

AsureQuality / Kaitiaki Kai


  • Appointed May 2016.
  • A scientist and dairy farmer with more than 18 years’ experience in governance roles spanning the commercial, educational, sporting and farming sectors.
  • Previously director of human nutrition at Massey University and technical manager for Fonterra involved in commercialising food innovation internationally.
  • A farmer-elected director for LIC.
  • Owns a dairy farm in the Wairarapa.
  • Has an honours degree in agricultural science and a PhD from Massey University.


Director (Elected)
May 2014 - Present
AsureQuality / Kaitiaki Kai
Chair (Appointed)
May 2016 - Present
High Value Nutrition National Science Challenge
Board member
Aug 2019 - Present
Totally Vets Limited
Director (Appointed)
Oct 2020 - Present
Metservice / Te Ratonga Tirorangi
Jul 2021 - Present

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