Katherine Rich

CEO, New Zealand Food and Grocery Council 

The New Zealand Food and Grocery Council is the industry body representing food and grocery manufacturers and exporters.

Katherine Rich represents FGC member companies on a range of boards and Government panels and is currently also a New Zealand member on the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC).

Katherine received her tertiary education at Otago University, New Zealand, gaining a BA/BCom in marketing and economics in 1990 and 1993. After leaving university she was a policy analyst with the Ministry of Agriculture and held other agri-business roles in marketing and general management. Additionally, she was a Member of Parliament in New Zealand for nine years from 1999-2008.