Professor Nicola Shadbolt, of Ashhurst, ONZM, for services to agribusiness
Nicola Shadbolt is a professor of Farm and Agribusiness Management at Massey University. With her husband, she founded and developed a significant farming enterprise. She was Manager of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries’ National Info-Systems Centre. She has authored more than 100 research articles, is editor of two international academic journals, and co-edited the textbook ‘Farm Management in New Zealand’. She co-directed the Centre of Excellence in Farm Business Management and is a Director of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association. She was co-facilitator of the Icehouse Agribusiness courses and developer and facilitator of four Food and Agribusiness Market Experience Courses. She has represented New Zealand on several OECD workshops and on the International Farm Comparison network in dairying. She was the Fonterra Cooperative’s first elected woman director.