Bruce Kefford joined the Gardiner Dairy Foundation Board in November 2014. Bruce was appointed Chairman at the AGM in November 2015. An experienced strategic leader with an in depth knowledge of the food and agriculture sectors, and the dairy industry in particular, he is passionate about the application of innovation and science to improve industry competitiveness and sustainability.
Bruce is recognised nationally and internationally as a thought leader in the reshaping of the national primary industries innovation system. Until July 2013, Bruce was Deputy Secretary with the Department of Environment and Primary Industries, fulfilling senior advisory roles to industry, State and National Governments. Bruce also has a deep understanding of the investment, evaluation and delivery of research, development and extension, extensive relevant Board experience as well as a track record of brokering significant partnerships and joint ventures.
Member: Finance, Audit, Investment and Risk Committee
Member: Human Resources and Governance Committee