Ballance welcomes new South Island Ward representative to Board of Directors

29 September 2021 – Ballance Agri-Nutrients is pleased to announce the appointment of Canterbury dairy and arable farmer, Cameron Henderson, to its Board of Directors, as the co-operative’s new South Island Ward representative.

Henderson brings significant policy and governance experience to the position, including via current roles at DairyNZ and North Canterbury Farmers Charitable Trust, and previously as President of Federated Farmers North Canterbury. 

He is a Rural Leaders’ Kellogg Scholarship recipient (2017) and Nuffield Scholarship recipient (2019), having dedicated the latter to research into the relationship between agriculture and energy, and new opportunities for farmers to contribute to Net Zero Carbon 2050.  

Ballance Agri-Nutrients Chair, Duncan Coull, says, “We’re delighted to welcome Cameron on-board. His commitment to innovation and sustainability within New Zealand’s agricultural sector represents the sort of transformative thinking that will ensure our industry can continue to thrive for generations to come. That, coupled with his extensive experience both on-farm and at a governance level, will make him a real asset to our shareholders in this new role.” 

Cameron Henderson says, “Building our family business over the last twelve years has given me a strong understanding of the importance of a relentless focus on financial management, strategic investment, and risk. My past roles in supply chain strategy, IT and farm systems modelling, alongside my strengths as a critical thinker and strong team advocate, all add to the list of qualities I will bring to the board table. 

“I am deeply passionate about New Zealand’s farming community – and firmly believe that robust advice, innovative solutions and strong advocacy all need renewed focus to help our industry navigate the regulatory minefield we’re currently facing in New Zealand. It’s that which has led me to various regional and national policy and governance roles, with a focus on finding a way forward for agriculture. 

“I’m committed to always putting the needs of my fellow farmers front and centre, and look forward to this new opportunity to contribute to our co-operative, and the wider agricultural industry as a whole,” says Cameron. 

Ballance’s Annual Shareholder meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday 29 September 2021. The meeting will start at 5pm. 

You can register for the virtual meeting in advance by clicking on the following link: 2021 Annual Meeting. Once you’ve registered, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


For further information:
Head of Communications - Aimee Driscoll -  027 487 9656

Cameron Henderson