31 Aug 2015

New chairman for Young Farmers

2:01 pm on 31 August 2015

Jason Te Brake has been elected the new chairman for New Zealand Young Farmers.

He takes over from Cole Groves who stepped down after two years in the role.

Jason Te Brake.

Jason Te Brake. Photo: Supplied

Mr Te Brake has served on the Board since May 2013.

The 27-year-old is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and works as Sales and Marketing Executive at ANZCO foods.

Mr Te Brake believes the next five years will be critical for the organisation, which has been running for 83 years.

"Looking forward, I see the organisation having grown substantially throughout all levels of the industry, a membership which sells itself based on the substantial benefits of being part of the organisation, prestigious events and activities being recognised around the world, and a positive reputation held higher in the industry than any other organisation."

Mr Te Brake said the membership continued to be one of his main drivers.

"As Chairman, the members can expect to have somebody representing them who is not only passionate about where the organisation is heading, but also somebody approachable, who is willing to listen and act upon members concerns," he said.